Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Produced by Kankourama
Screenplay by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Starring Inge Hirschnitz, Djibril Diop Mambéty
Music by Djimbo Kouyaté
Cinematography Georges Bracher
Edited by Jean-Bernard Bonis, Marino Rio
Release dates
Running time
21 minutes
Country Senegal

Contras'city is a Senegalese 1968 short documentary film.


A fictional documentary that portrays the city of Dakar, Senegal, as we hear the conversation between a Senegalese man (the director, Djibril Diop Mambéty) and a French woman, Inge Hirschnitz. As we travel through the city in a picturesque horse-drawn wagon, we chaotically rush into this and that popular neighborhood of the capital, discovering contrast after contrast: A small African community waiting at the Church's door, Muslims praying on the sidewalk, the Rococo architecture of the Government buildings, the modest stores of the craftsmen near the main market.


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