Dem Dikk ( Return Ticket)
Dem Dikk ( Return Ticket) | Karine Birgé | Senegal | 2010 | 52 min
In Wolof “dem dikk” means return ticket. It is also the name of the buses criss-crossing Dakar. Pape Diop is part of a group of youngsters from Dakar, caught in the trap between casual labour and somehow scraping by. Pape makes it a point of honour not to be one of those “intellectuals” and refuses to “act white”. He is the “ambassador for all those who never had the chance to leave.” In the course of encounters between Pape and the female director from Europe, the acute inequality is apparent and with it the undertow of a migration policy based on exclusion.