by Selly Raby Kane
Jant Yi is a fantasy film that culminates in a real-world call to action. Set in a dystopian Dakar, in which humans must generate electricity from energy expended with their own bodies, Jant Yi invites audiences to reconsider their conception of the living and to inhabit the imaginary as a space for sowing potential futures.
About Selly Raby Kane
Selly Raby Kane is an artist and fashion designer based in Dakar. Her work is a tribute to Senegalese mythology and Dakar’s hidden stories. In 2017 Kane was appointed the first external Creative Director of Design Indaba, and in 2019 Time Magazine named her a Next Generation Leader. Her film Tang Jër recently won the Grand National Prize at Dakar Court Film Festival.
“Jant Yi is the opportunity to put the creative practice at the service of preserving beauty and life. It is the opportunity to convene the imaginary and Senegalese immaterial heritage as efficient tools to change our relationship to what is alive.”Selly Raby Kane