DIGNITY / Les Pirogues des Hautes Terres
On October 1947, rail workers of the French colonies in West Africa went on strike for five months. The main focus of the strike was in Thiès, a rail junction in Senegal. Dignity is a riveting fictional film tracing the human struggle associated with first organizing the strike and then fending off all the maneuvers used by the French to break the strike.
Directed by Olivier Langlois, 2011, 90 min, France, Drama, French with English subtitles. Q&A after the screening.