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You Know it but it Don’t Know You

You Know it but it Don’t Know You combines images of students from the Gambia Hospitality and Tourism Institute with a commentary of Mandinka words and their English translations taken from a list Nain (the filmmaker’s grandmother) wrote in 1986. Filmed shortly after the 2016 Gambian presidential election, the work reflects particular moments in time, the student’s gestures and Nain’s list embodying a search for knowledge and understanding through exercises of curiosity and welcome. —Tako Taal


Tako Taal


United Kingdom




World Festival Premiere

Dialogue Languages

English Mandika

Primary Contact

Tako Taal


6 mins