We Cut Heads: A Spike Lee Podcast

Djibril Diop Mambety, A Special Episode

May 21, 2019

Joel and Spencer are joined by writer/director/actor Mtume Gant to discuss the great filmmaker Djibril Diop Mambety. During the 1970s, Mambety made a splash with the French New Wave infused Touki Bouki and didn't make another feature until 1992 with Hyenas. The guys discuss how these films relate to each other, the perception of Africa, consumerism, animals, and much more.

Warning: Touki Bouki has graphic footage of a cattle slaughterhouse and a goat getting slaughtered.

Mtume's latest short film Whiteface - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whiteface

The Hyenas article mentioned in the episode - https://www.e-flux.com/journal/67/60719/neoliberalism-and-the-new-afro-pessimism-djibril-diop-mambty-s-hynes/

Ghost McGrady Daybreak EP, the Touki Bouki segment, 2:56 to 6:12 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLNqU4QMR0M

Jailhouse 701: Japanese Cult Cinema - https://jailhouse701.blogspot.com/

Please Don't Send Into Outer Space - https://pdsmiospod.podbean.com/

Email - highandlowpod@gmail.com

Logo - Josh Hollis