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  • Emitaï

    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...

  • Xala

    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...

  • 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 (Makhourédia Guèye), the king, pledges loyalty to an ascendant Islamic f...