Touki Bouki

Touki Bouki

February 8, 2023
BLACK INDEPENDENTS VOL III — with Cydnee Dotson in performance

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Black Independents Vol III

Evading legal ruin as they con their way towards Europe, two lovers tear across Dakar on a Zebu-horned motorcycle. Manic and meditative, this fractured narrative combines French New Wave form with West African Griot poeticism.

Touki Bouki was restored in 2008 by the Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the family of director Djibril Diop Mambéty. Restoration funded by Armani, Cartier, Qatar Airways, and Qatar Museum Authority.

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Director(s): Djibril Diop Mambéty
Starring: Magaye Niang, Myriam Niang
Year Released: 1973
Runtime: 89 minutes
Country: Senegal
Language(s): In French and Wolof with English subtitles
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)