Exhibition - Beyond Development: Local Visions of Global Poverty
Keyti: Wutikat/Go Getter
With all of Senegal’s cultural, political and economic life centred in Dakar, the capital city of the country had, since decades, set itself up for overpopulation. Situated on 83 square kilometres, Dakar alone claims 23.2% of Senegal’s 14 million population and is now notoriously plagued by unemployment, insecurity and an ever-growing poverty that the numerous new buildings on the seafront or the highways emerging from the ground can’t hide anymore. Wutikat (meaning go getter) is a film about a woman and a man, respectively 41 and 37, a street food vendor and a taxi driver who are refusing their ordeal and standing up to survive in Dakar by any means for their dignity.