Keswick Film Club - Moolaadé

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Sunday 6th November 5:00 PM


Director: Sembene Ousmane Country: Senegal
Cert: 15 Year: 2005 Length: 124 mins Language: Bambara/French

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Score: 85.94% Attendance: 88


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Veteran Senegalese director Sembene Ousmane here tackles the controversy of female circumcision in a passionate drama set in a rural village in Burkina Faso. When four little girls flee a purification ceremony and 'the cut', they take refuge with Collie (Fatoumata Coulibaly), a woman who refused to have her own daughter circumcised. She casts a mystical protection (the Moolaadé of the title) and a standoff follows. It is a warm hearted and wryly observed take on village life.


open_quote A movie about contemporary sexual politics in which something very real is at stake close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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