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Moolaadè

Moolaadè

A Feature film by Ousmane Sembene

Release in France : 09/03/2005

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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.”

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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Full credits (8)

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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