Afristadi x IFcinema : Le Mandat / Mandabi

Thursday, April 20, 2023 17:00

The French institute in Finland and AfritStadi are pleased to invite you the screening of Senegalese movie Mandabi!

Institut français de Finlande
yrjönkatu 36 00100 Helsinki

Ousmane Sembene• 1968• 1h45
Langue : Wolof
Subtitles: French

“Mandabi” (the Money Order, le Mandat) is a 1968 film directed by Ousmane Sembene, one of Africa’s most important filmmakers. The film is a satirical take on colonialism and its impact on African societies. The story follows a rural postman who is sent to the city to carry out a mandate from the colonial government, but is quickly exposed to the corrupt practices and exploitation of the colonial system. Through its use of humor and irony, “Le Mandat” provides a powerful critique of colonialism and its legacy, highlighting the need for political and economic independence. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in African cinema and the continent’s ongoing struggles for self-determination.

Free entrance


Helsinki University Africa Research Forum for Social Sciences and Humanities – Afristadi fosters research and research dissemination, with two key goals:
– to overcome the limits of Euro-centric knowledge in social sciences and humanities and advocate and fundraise for a greater involvement of African researchers in Africa-related research
– to mainstream the scientific and societal contributions of Africa research at the University of Helsinki and beyond