Reverse Shot on Djibril Diop Mambéty:
Things Unseen

By Boukary Sawadogo

Laurence Gavron’s documentary Ninki Nanka, The Prince of Colobane closely observes the celebrated director during the making of his final feature, Hyenas.


Follow the Money

By Yasmina Price

Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Le Franc and The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun combine a harsh critique of neocolonial structures with buoyant portraits of those surviving at their margins.

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Ninki Nanka, The Prince of Colobane

Directed by Laurence Gavron

Gavron’s doc follows Djibril Diop Mambéty throughout the April and May shoot of Hyenas, and also pays visits to his family and childhood friends, in order to find the real Djibril and expose the different facets of his generous, creative, and fiercely committed vagabond spirit.

Last available Feb 25 2021


Oumou Sy: The Grande Dame of Senegalese Fashion

By Alexandra Marshall

A look at the career of the fashion and costume designer whose contributions to Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Hyenas served to heighten the film’s exquisite beauty.


Moussa Sene Absa

By Austin Dale

 The Dakar-based filmmaker and visual artist, who was a close friend of Djibril Diop Mambéty’s, talks about coming on as the assistant director during the troubled production of Hyenas.

Press Release

Announcing Upcoming Metrograph Live Screenings


August 21, 2020


The Hyena’s Last Laugh: A Conversation with
Djibril Diop Mambéty

By N. Frank Ukadike

The Senegalese master talks about making Hyenas and his plans for the future in a 1999 Transition 78 piece.


Le Franc & The Little Girl Who Sold The Sun

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty‎

Metrograph Pictures presents new restorations of two medium-length films by the Senegalese master that provide us a fuller picture of the elements that define his small, but perfect, filmography—a rich social vision, sly humor, and formal ingenuity.

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Available through Sep 29



Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty‎

Djibril Diop Mambéty’s follow-up to Touki Bouki is a hallucinatory, biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose post-colonial dreams are faced with erosion by Western materialism.

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Available through Sep 29