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Marie Augustine Diatta,
Mame Ndoumbé Diop
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The film has a pedagogical undertone - and it was financed by an official Senegal institution of education. There is an overtly didactic passage on the necessity of finding work, filmed as a kind of dream. There are, however, also some sumptuous photography and various scenes of Tauw and two of his friends walking through the streets of Dakar with a perfect music score underneath the pictures. These are the moments when this obvious tale turns into cinema.
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