The Other Dakar

The Other Dakar

Senegal | Selly Raby Kane

A little girl is chosen to discover the invisible Dakar.

Filmmakers note: The Other Dakar was made with these two ingredients: accident and pro-action with the underlying aim to contribute to the rebrand of an understated city. For herself, Africa and the world. Art and technology are strategic assets to transform the daily Dakar experience. Combined with design and mythology, they become central to revive a sense of community in the urban Dakar.

The Other Dakar is a manifesto in a sense, it is for me a way to reconnect the urban space with its mythology and to use design and creativity as a platform for the invisible Dakar to express her uniqueness. In a time where materialism occupies the mainstream, there is a need to re-invest imaginary spaces and use them as a fertile soil for the necessary adjustments we need to implement as a country facing several cultural and political changes.

  • Director: Selly Raby Kane
  • Country: Senegal

This film is playing as a part of SIFF VR Zone

This year, SIFF is excited to debut a new Festival venue: The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place. Produced by Seattle's WonderTek Labs, the program showcases a tightly curated selection of immersive and interactive storytelling from Seattle and around the world. The diverse slate includes a 360 African Storytelling section with innovative pieces from Senegal and Kenya; Greenland Melting, a new work from "Godmother of VR" Nonny de la Peña and co-director Catherine Upin; breathtaking new experimental pieces from South Korea, China, and Australia; immersive 360 music videos from Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and The Posies, and compelling new works by Seattle-based VR developers and artists. A 360 Youth section will showcase Tapestry 360, a slate of new 360 films recently created by seven Seattle youth, alongside 360 films created by a group of Syrian youth living in a refugee camp in Jordan, produced by Al Jazeera and executive producer Zahra Rasool. Check out the full list of content below the screening times.

The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place will include both 360 Storytelling stations, presenting arthouse-level 360 video content and an Interactive Gallery featuring interactive experiential content in 8-10 individual booths.

General Admission: $25 | $20 Members
Includes a 90 minute time slot to explore over two dozen VR and 360 video experiences.

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