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A Pack of Hyenas
Hyenas skulk through these award-winning works of African cinema. In her meditative experimental documentary HAIRAT, Jessica Beshir returns to her childhood home of Ethiopia to create a loving portrait of Yussuf Mume Saleh, a man who has spent the last thirty-five years journeying at night through the city of Harar to feed packs of hyenas. In Souleymane Cissé’s landmark film YEELEN, a young man flees from his sorcerer father at the behest of his mother and embarks on a spiritual odyssey, during which he encounters an oracle in the form of a hyena god.