Directed by Alain Gomis
Senegal, 2010 , 86 min.
Today is the last day of his life. (The film’s title Tey means “today” in Wolof.) He knows this to be true even though he is strong and healthy. Satché, played by American actor-musician Saul Williams, graciously accepts his imminent death. Recently returned from America, he walks the streets of Dakar, his hometown in Senegal, taking in the sites of his past for the last time: his parents’ house, his first love, the friends of his youth, his wife and children. Director Alain Gomis says this film is about “coming to terms with death in order to better appreciate the present, the today.”
In Wolof with English subtitles.
Sponsored by Costello’s Travel Caffé, Harambee Centre, Ko-Falen Cultural Center, Senegalese Association of Portland & S.W. Washington, Sierra Leone Association, and Zimbabwe Artists Project.