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Ratings & Reviews

  1. dionysus67's rating of the film Camp de Thiaroye

    Politically charged yet serenely told historical drama about the 1944 Thiaroye massacre. Sembène's highly controlled mood and camerawork render the camp a rich color palette of commingling ideologies, power-interests, profit motives, survival struggles, colonial rule, indignation, rebellion and bloodshed. Sharp political cinema that culminates in the vision of Africa's hope to 'walk upright'. Powerful and moving!

  2. ted13's rating of the film Camp de Thiaroye

    Astounding filmmaking. Sembene embraces a minimalist style to depict what should be a very violent event.

  3. Zeppo's rating of the film Camp de Thiaroye

  4. Cameron Buckley's rating of the film Camp de Thiaroye

    Certainly not his best work, definitely will drag you along (is essentially two films, each complete with an entire story arc), but in the end you'll come away with something you've probably never known about. More than this, viewing for the mute character will give you a lesson in writing dimensional characters without dialogue. A must see.

  5. Blue K, Custodian of the Cinema's rating of the film Camp de Thiaroye

    Has the usual wicked Sembene satirical bite, plus some interesting portrayals of the relationship between indigenous Africans and the African diaspora in the West.