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430 Ratings


Directed by Ousmane Sembène
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, 2004


When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female circumcision, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

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Moolaadé Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Critics reviews

The French colonial legacy plays an important part in the story, and Sembene embodies it with his dramatic conception as well as his directorial invention. The ingenuity of the ending is its encapsulation of grand currents of history in a majestic yet deft, brisk but profound touch. It’s one of the great last shots of a directorial career.
April 22, 2014
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