Moolaade DVD

Ousmane Sembene, 2004

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Film Details

Directed by Ousmane Sembene

Produced in 2004

Main Language - BAMBARA / FRENCH with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - African Film

Film Description

Veteran Senegalese director Sembene takes female genital circumcision as the subject of his uncompromising film in which a woman who is known to have mystical powers gives four young girls who have run away from the ritual a 'moolaadé', or spell of protection. This provokes the anger of the villagers and she is forced to stand up to the intimidation of her husband, his brother and the male elders in the village who see her as a threat to traditional values.

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DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: Artificial Eye

Length: 120 mins

Aspect ratio: Enhanced for widescreen TV

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 14th November 2005

Cat No: ART303DVD

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Interview with Ousmane Sembene
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Theatrical trailer.

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by Anon on 25th August 2005

Moolaadé, a powerful and uncompromising film by 81-year old Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene, depicts the clash between entrenched cultural and religious tradition ... Read on


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