Hyenas

Director:   Djibril Diop Mambéty
Year:   1992
Language:   Wolof
Time:   110 minutes

Tells the story of a woman who returns to a Senegalese village she was banished from 30 years before. She left poor, unmarried and pregnant, and now returns wealthy, free and vengeful. A metaphor for post-colonial Africa. 

The film is based on the play The Visit by Swiss writer Frederick Dürrenmatt (available in libraries and for on-line purchase)

Not rated.

Links

The director's filmography

Short film review from the San Francisco Examiner

"Hyenas", an African parable of greed

"The Hyena's Last Laugh: A conversation with Djibril Diop Mambéty"

Another interview with the director