FIGHTS

LAMB

By Paulin SOUMANOU VIEYRA

CANNES CLASSICS - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 1963


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
Cannes Classics
    • Year of production
    • 1963
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SENEGAL
    • Duration
    • 18 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paulin SOUMANOU VIEYRA
    • Synopsis
    • The traditional fight called “Lamb” in Wolof, reminiscent of the Greco-Roman struggle, is a popular national sport in Senegal. It has special and very strict rules. Wrestlers train on the beach. They are preparing their future fights. The fightings take place and are presented as a sport and a folk festival, following the African tradition.