25th Cascade Festival of African Films


Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety

Senegal, 1992 , 113 min.

Sunday Retrospective Series

CFAF’s Top 10 African Films

Hyenas tells the story of Linguère Ramatou, a poor young girl who is seduced, made pregnant, and then cast off by a young man in search of a wealthy wife. Driven out of the village in shame, she turns to prostitution and becomes incredibly wealthy. When she returns to the village, the villagers predictably have a very different attitude towards her. They are prepared to do anything for her in order to secure her largesse; she in turn is prepared to ask anything of them.

In Wolof with English subtitles.

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