Mory and Anta dream of going to Paris to the "promised land". Mory is a cattle herder, but his flocks have been taken to the slaughterhouse. Since then, Mory has been drifting around the city on his motorbike, adorned with two horns in memory of his zebus. Anta is a student who lives on the fringes of society herself. The two decide to do all they can to raise enough money for their trip. TOUKI BOUKI ironically stages the split of a society between its origins and its fascination for the elsewhere. Director Djibril Diop Mambéty once again focuses on marginalised characters in order to convey a relevant vision for society.
TOUKI BOUKI Direction: Djibril Diop Mambéty, DCP, OmeU, 90 min
Milisuthando Bongela (born 1985 in South Africa) is an award-winning writer, editor, cultural manager and artist. She began in the fashion industry, then explored the fields of music, art, media and film over the last 15 years, constantly turning to indigenous knowledge. For three years, she was cultural editor of the Mail & Guardian's Friday edition and hosted and co-produced the podcast "Umoya: about African spirituality" with Athambile Masola. Her first film, MILISUTHANDO, is a personal essay-documentary that premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. She is one of the first recipients of the Adobe Women at Sundance Fellowship 2020.