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  • Emitaï

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

    With revolutionary outrage, Ousmane Sembène chronicles a period during World War II when French colonial forces in Senegal conscripted young men of the Diola people and attempted to seize ri...

  • Xala

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

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

  • Ceddo

    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1977 • Senegal
    Starring Mamadou Dioumé, Ousmane Sembène, Tabata Ndiaye

    In precolonial Senegal, members of the Ceddo (or “outsiders”) kidnap Princess Dior Yacine (Tabata Ndiaye) after her father, the king, pledges loyalty to an ascendant Islamic faction that plans to...