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Senegalese Cinema

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A 3-Way African Spotlight: ‘Araromire’ (2009), ‘Lionheart’ (2018) & ‘Atlantics’ (2019)

Directed by: Kunle Afolayan [1], Genevieve Nnaji [2], Mati Diop [3] || Produced by: Golden Effects [1], Chinny Onwugbenu [2], Judith Lou Lévy, Eve Robin [3] Screenplay by: Kemi Adesoye [1], Genevieve Nnaji, Chinny Onwugbenu [2], Mati Diop, Oliver Demangel [3] || Starring: Ramsey Nouah, Omoni Oboli, Kunle Afolayan, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Tosin Sido [1], Genevieve … Continue reading

‘Xala’ (1975): Corruption & Impotence Go Hand in Hand

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene || Produced by: Filmi Domireve SNC Screenplay by: Ousmane Sembene || Starring: Thierno Leye, Seune Samb, Douta Seck, Younousse Seye, Fatim Diagne, Myriam Niang Music by: Samba Diabara Samb || Cinematography: Georges Caristan Orlando, L. Lopez Seydina D. Saye, Farba Seck || Edited by: Florence Eymon || Country: Senegal || Language: … Continue reading

‘Black Girl’ (1966): The Miserable Die Alone

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene || Produced by: Andre Zwoboda Screenplay by: Ousmane Sembene || Starring: Mbissine Therese Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene Cinematography: Christian Lacoste || Edited by: Andre Gaudier || Country: Senegal, France || Language: French Running Time: 65 minutes Recognized as the first Sub-Saharan African film to receive international acclaim, … Continue reading

‘Touki Bouki’ (1973): Parisian Dreams in Senegal

Directed by: Djibril Diop Mambety Screenplay by: Djibril Diop Mambety || Starring: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang, Aminata Fall, Ousseynou Diop Music by: Josephine Baker, Mado Robin, Aminata Fall || Cinematography: Pap Samba Sow || Editing by: Siro Asteni, Emma Mennenti || Country: Senegal || Language: Wolof, French Running Time: 95 minutes African cinema, particularly that … Continue reading