Y'en a marre - "We've had enough!" is a youth protest movement with an influence far beyond the Senegalese borders. Rap music and youth culture are at the heart of the movement against its former President Abdoulaye Wade and serve as a powerful voice against a corrupt political system. Demonstrations, concerts, meetings, campaigns, arrests - as a close companion of the protagonists, filmmaker Rama Thiaw intimately documents the movement's hopeful and seminal path of resistance in a country where two thirds of the population are under 25 and long for new beginnings.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Martina Kopf (Department of African Studies, University of Vienna) and Adamo Dicko (musician), moderated by Sandra Benecchi (Research Centre Human Rights).
The event is a contribution to the Austrian Citizenship Days (www.aktionstage.politische-bildung.at) and is held in English!