Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden


W.O. M'Baye


The husband in DAKAR disappeared. Aided by soothsayers and the authorities, the woman of the house and her cousin venture into an intensive search, resulting in an illuminating view of a hypocritical society, dominated by islamic values. At night they find the husband, wasting his money in a clando, a semi clandestine bordello and shebeen.

William Ousmane M’Baye, born 1952 in Dakar, Senegal, is a filmmaker of a new generation from the African continent. He studied at the CICF and the Universtity VII in Paris. He is currently working for Senegalese television as a documentary filmmaker and he has been supported by the Hubert Bals Foundation for a feature, which is in preparation.


35 mm, 20 min., colour