Film & Discussion: Boy Saloum - La Révolte des Y’en a Marre
‘Boy Saloum: La Révolte des Y’en a Marre’
Dir. Audrey Gallet, 2013
‘Boy Saloum: La Révolte des Y’en a Marre’ is a film by French director and producer Audrey Gallet that documents the Y’en a Marre movement in Senegal which took place from early 2011 through early 2012. The film opens with a Franz Fanon quote: “Every generation must, in relative opacity, discover its mission, accomplish it or betray it.” Through this documentary it becomes clear that hip-hop, new media technology, globalization and youth energy and idealism inspired the Y’en a Marre protest movement.
The film is titled Boy Saloum because the founders of the movement all hail from Kaolack, the biggest city of the Saloum province some 200 kilometers from Dakar. People from the Saloum Kingdom were all called Boy Saloum and they are known for their revolutionary spirit.