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Moolaade

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Original title
Moolaade
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
Senegal Senegal
Director
Screenwriter
Ousmane Sembene
Music
Boncana Maïga
Cinematography
Dominique Gentil
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Senegal-France-Burkina Faso-Cameroon-Morocco-Tunisia; Ciné-Sud Promotion / Centre Cinématographique Marocain / Cinétéléfilms / Direction de la Cinematographie Nationale / Filmi Domireew / Les Films Terre Africaine
Genre
Drama | Social Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Set in a village in Burkina Faso, his latest film tackles the subject of female genital mutilation, but its political resonance is hardly limited to the parts of Africa where that custom is practiced. Colle (Fatoumata Coulibaly), the tough-minded second wife of a village elder, offers protection to four young girls who have fled the knives and starts a revolution.
Awards
2004: Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard Section: Best Film, Jury Prize Ecuménico
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