Director: Ababacar Samb-Makharam
Running Time: 80 min
Senegalese filmmaker Ababacar Samb says, “Jom is a Wolof word which has no equivalent in English or French, Jom means courage, dignity, respect… It is the origin of all virtues.”
To celebrate the concept, Samb uses the griot as the nexus of multiple stories and Senegal’s collective memory. To inspire striking workers, the griot tells of a legendary prince, Dieri Dior Ndella, who sacrificed his life during colonialism, and Koura Thiaw, an entertainer who took up the cause of oppressed domestics in the 1940s, both becoming heroes to their people.