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Hyenas

September 1 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

Washington premiere of the restoration

Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambety’s Hyenas is a satirical adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s play The Visit. A newly wealthy woman returning to her poor desert village proposes a deal to the citizenry: she will give the village her fortune in exchange for the murder of the local man who years earlier seduced and abandoned her, leaving her with a child. “I do not refuse the word didactic,” said Mambéty of his body of work. “My task was to identify the enemy of humankind: money . . . I think my target is clear.” (Djibril Diop Mambety, 1992, subtitles, 110 minutes) Restored from original negative by Thelma Film AG with the support of Cinematheque suisse at Eclair Cinema

courtesy Metrograph Pictures

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