Paulin Soumanou Vieyra / Senegal / 1963 / 18mins / Documentary / Wolof and French


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This documentary captures the sport of traditional wrestling, called ‘lamb’ in Wolof, popular in Senegal. Vieyra presents the rigorous rules of the sport and training practices by the sea. The Dakar Arena serves as a showcase for the battles in the film, where every spectator can bet on his favorite wrestler in a festive atmosphere. In 1964, Lamb was in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, a first for a film from sub-Saharan Africa. About Paulin Soumanou Vieyra