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Moolaadè

Moolaadè

A Feature film by Ousmane Sembene

Release in France : 09/03/2005

    Synopsis

    Seven years ago, Collé Ardo, who has undergone female circumcision, saved her daughter from Purification (circumcision). A new seven-year reign has been inaugurated. Four girls get wind of Collé’s act of rebellion and take refuge at her home, asking her for the right of asylum, the Moolaadé. The village is seething with unrest. Two social values clash: the Salinde (the ancient tradition of female circumcision) and the Moolaadè.

    This film is the second part of “Héroïsme au quotidien,” a triptych by Sembene Ousmane, whose first part was “Faat Kine.” The third part, currently at the writing stage, is called “La Confrérie des rats.”

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    Subject

    "Female circumcision is practised in 38 of the 54 member states of the African Union.

    No matter the method used (classic or modern), circumcision tramples on the dignity and integrity of women.

    I dedicate "Moolaadè" to mothers and women who struggle to abolish this heritage from a distant and barbaric past." - Sebene Ousmane

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    Screenwriter :

    Ousmane Sembene

    Sound Recordist :

    Denis Guilhem

    Editor :

    Abdellatif Raiss

    Music Composer :

    Boncana Maïga

    Director of Photography :

    Dominique Gentil

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Thierry Lenouvel, Claire Viroulaud

    Production Designer :

    Joseph Kpobly

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Guy Véran

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Traditions

    Production language :

    African dialect

    Coproducer countries :

    Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tunisia, France)

    Production year :

    2004

    French release :

    09/03/2005

    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    111.975

    Visa issue date :

    18/02/2005

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

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