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    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1968 • Senegal
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    This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by,...

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    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1971 • Senegal
    Starring Robert Fontaine, Michel Remaudeau, Pierre Blanchard

    Seething with outrage, Ousmane Sembène’s EMITAÏ envisions both the cruelties of oppression and the revolutionary potential of the oppressed. During World War II, Marshal Pétain’s French forc...

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    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1975 • Senegal
    Starring Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb

    An adaptation of Ousmane Sembène’s own 1973 novel, XALA offers a hilarious, caustic satire of political corruption under an inept patriarchy. On the night of his wedding to a third bride, government offi...