Madame Tyson

Director: Edward Porembny

directed by Edward Porembny written by Edward Porembny, Delphine Dewulf director of photography Kess Bohan, Jacek Gruszka, Edward Porembny music by Pako Sarr, Baobab sound by Bartosz Idzi, Michel Tsagli editing by Catherine Catella producers Edward Porembny, Alexandre Cornu, Claudine Planty, Witold Będkowski produced by AMP Polska co-produced by Arte G.E.I.E, Les Films du Tambour de Soie, Al Jazeera UK, Telewizja Polska S.A. co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
colour, 81′
Poland, Senegal, France 2013


The main characters of Madame Tyson are: the first woman in the world of Senegalese wrestling, the promoter of the fights and politician Ndeye Ndiaye Tyson and two young Senegalese men: Modou and Thiam. Despite being illiterate, Ndeye Ndiaye Tyson has become famous and is now a role model for lots of her compatriots. Currently Tyson hires an assistant and travels in a huge Honda driven by a chauffeur. Wherever she appears people treat her with a great recognition and respect. Modou and Thiam want to change their lives through to the wresting. They compete because each of them hopes to get noticed by the famous promoter one day, become a master of Senegalese wrestling and win the fight for better life.