HYENAS (Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1992)

The following is one of the entries from my list of the 100 greatest films (through 2006) from Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis In German, Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s tragicomic The Visit of the Old Woman (Der […]

THESE HANDS (Flora M’mbugu-Schelling, 1992)

Dedicated to women everywhere struggling to survive in poverty, Flora M’mbugu-Schelling’s documentary shows women from Mozambique in a sunbaked Tanzanian quarry relentlessly cracking rock into bits with stone hammers. With conversation among the laborers, but without voiceover or other commentary, that is to say, contextualization, the film thus proceeds until its last breath, at which […]