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In the VR short film “The Other Dakar”, Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane presents a magical 360 piece, in which a little girl is chosen to discover the invisible Dakar.

The work will have its South African Premiere at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg from 2 to 4 June as part of Encounters International Documentary Film Festival, and also show at The American Corner, Central Library in Cape Town from 8 to 10 June. Presented by Electric South and the Goethe Institut as part of the New Dimensions project.


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SOPHIE ZINGA by Sophie Zinga


Senegalese designer Sophie Zinga trained at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and drew inspiration from African fabrics and the techniques utilized to create them. 

Her collection popped-up in different events and fashion weeks recently, including New York Fashion Week and Black Fashion Week Paris. 

After unveiling his Resort collection during the Dakar Fashion Week is July 7, 2013 that Sophie Zinga shop opened its doors in the Senegalese capital and is located 7.Nord Foire on the road to the airport side of the residence Feto 2 Dakar.



#AfricanFutures festival Johannesburg / 28.-31.10.2015

Pictured (above) Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane / installation work by Mary Evans. Pictured (below) Virtual Reality exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg.

Photographers: Lerato Maduna and Bhekikhaya Mabaso


Sophie Zinga in Dakar Senegal