The Wrestler

Senegalese wrestling, known as “Laamb” has an extensive history, tying together various rituals and traditions, and blurring the lines between the physical and the mystical. “Lion” is the intimate portrait of wrestler Zambala Mbeur. As the camera silently follows Mbeur, the audience gets to revel in the quietude of the moments that make up his day, gaining a very personal glimpse into the sport and its culture.


Diara Sow


Ronia Abra


April 18, 2022


People; Culture