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The Revolution Won’t Be Televised

The film starts at the beginning of the Senegalese presidential campaign in 2012, when Abdoulaye Wade corrupted the Constitutional Council in order to be eligible as candidate. As a reaction to the violation of the Senegalese Constitution and the failure of the socialist opposition, three friends, Thiat, Kilifeu and Gadiaga, created the Y’EN A MARRE movement, with some other musicians, journalists and friends.

Producer Rama Thiaw
Production Company
Boul Fallé Images
Dakar, Senegal

Language Wolof, French with English subtitles

Director: Rama Thiaw

Rama Thiaw was born in 1978, in Nouakchott, Mauritania. She’s a writer, director and producer at Boul Fallé Images, a Senegalese film production company. Mauritanian and Senegalese, she grew up between Senegal and Europe. After a Master’s degree in International Economics at the Sorbonne University, she chose a career in cinema and graduated from the University of Paris 8. In 2002, she participated in a workshop directed by Algerian director Mohamed Bouamari. Thereafter, Rama Thiaw worked in collaboration with Zalea TV where she made a series of portraits of residents of Aubervilliers, set on the theme of the precariousness of housing. This series was followed by a 15 minutes documentary short film entitled District youth and religion.

2015 The Revolution Won’t Be Televised / 2009 Boul Fallé, The Wrestling Way