Film Screening: 'The Revolution Won't Be Televised'

Event Details

April 5, 2017
7:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Room: 137

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Daniel Pope
413-545-3659

The Revolution Won't be Televised, 2016, director Rama Thiaw, Senegal, 110 minutes in Wolof and French w/English subtitles. 

Introduction by Branwen Okpako, Film/Video and World Cinema Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies of Hampshire College.

The director will be present. 

In 2011, Senegal's president, Abdoulaye Wade, announced his intention to run for an unconstitutional third term, sparking a youth-led resistance movement. Three Senegalese rappers used their celebrity to start “Y En A Marre” (“We Are Fed Up”). 

Filmmker Rama Thiaw joined the movement to document the group's events from the inside as they emphasize the importance of voting, face the threat of state-sponsored violence, and inspire a nation with their mixture of political activism and rap music.