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Title Moolaadé [videorecording] / Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : New Yorker Video, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    MOO    Available
Edition Letterbox.
Description 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: "The making of Moolaadé" featurette (In French with English subtitles); premiere footage; Sembene interview ; actress interviews ; about female genital mutilation; dvd credits.
Credits Director of photography, Dominique Gentil ; editor, Abdellatif Raïss ; music, Boncana Maïga ; production designer, Joseph Kpobly.
Cast Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maïmouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique T. Zeïda, Mah Compaoré, Aminata Dao.
Summary Set in a small village, four young girls face ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists. This endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne.
Audience MPAA rating: Not-rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1, letterbox (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language In Jula and French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Awards National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language Film
Subject Female circumcision -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Marriage customs and rites -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Asylum, Right of -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodrama -- Feature.
Foreign language films -- Jula.
Women -- Feature.
Family -- Feature.
Feature films.
Foreign films -- Senegal.
Motion pictures, Senegalese.
Fiction films
Feature films
Added Author Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007. Screenwriter. Director.
Coulibaly, Fatoumata. Actor.
Diarra, Hélène. Actor.
Dao, Aminata. Actor.
Traoré, Salimata. Actor.
Zeïda, Dominique. Actor.
Compaoré, Mah. Actor.
Films Domirev (Firm)
Burkina Faso. Direction de la cinématographie nationale.
Centre cinématographique marocain.
Cinétéléfilms (Firm)
Films Terre Africaine.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 1567304702
Standard No. 717119952747
Music No. NYD 95207 New Yorker Video

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