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30 January 2018

Rama Thiaw: The Revolution Won’t be Televised - Friday 2 February, 8pm - Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London, UK

The Revolution Won’t be Televised (2016)
Friday 2 February, 8pm
Price: Free
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN, London, UK


A rare free screening of Rama Thiaw’s rousing documentary about protest and activism in West Africa.

Old men who brutally and relentlessly cling on to their roles as heads of state have become colossally negative images in many countries of Africa, including Senegal.

When President Abdoulaye Wade wanted to run for office yet again in 2011, a resistance movement formed on the streets. Shortly afterwards, a group of school friends, including rappers Thiat and Kilifeu, set up "Y'en a marre" ("We Are Fed Up"), with filmmaker Rama Thiaw soon coming on board to start documenting events – meetings, campaigns, arrests, concerts, states of exhaustion, trips – from an "insider" perspective.

Running Time: 110 mins

LINK : Rama Thiaw talks about the making of her film: "The Revolution Won't be Televised"

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