Film Screening: 'The Revolution Won't Be Televised'
April 5, 2017
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
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.