Contained within the graffiti on the walls of the city of Dakar, are artistic expressions of dissent by artists from varied backgrounds. Labeled rebels, these artists inspired and influenced a collective realization that, after some time, culminated in an uprising of the people.

The revolt that began last summer, as people took to the streets to oppose a new law being discussed in parliament, which would allow a presidential candidate to take power with just 25% of the vote.

The controversy stemmed from the fact that, although the Senegalese constitution did not allow a president to serve more than two terms, then President Wade amended the constitution, so that it would allow him to run for a third term. Several opposition movements emerged to contest the amendment. In the end, Macky Sall won the election earlier this year.

Directed by Abdoul Aziz CisséThe Walls of Dakar takes a look at the above-mentioned graffiti culture that foreshadowed the coming insurgency.

The film will make its premiere at TIFF next month.