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A sharp critic of the internal problems of modern Africa, but also a passionate advocate of African pride and autonomy, Sembene's fiery spirit will live on beyond the stand-up-and-cheer finale.
Voted Best Foreign Film of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics and the following publications all selected MOOLAADE as One of the Ten Best Films of the Year: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Boston Globe, LA Weekly, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, Houston Chronicle.
DVD Details: Senegal, 2004, 124 minutes, Color, Region 1, NTSC, Widescreen presentation: Enhanced for 16x9 TVs/Letterboxed for 4x3, Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0, In Jula (a dialect of Bambara) and French with optional English subtitles; scene selections. Special Features: A 2-disc set; Featurette: Making of MOOLAADE; Sembene: Portrait of a Filmmaker; footage from the film's African premiere in Burkina Faso; interviews with director Ousmane Sembene and three actresses; interviews with activists in Burkina Faso who speak about female genital mutilation (FGM); promotional film for FORWARD, a U.K. NGO leading the fight against FGM; theatrical trailer; and a 16-page booklet.
This was such a moving movie that I would recommend it to anyone to see. It depicts the issue and hard choices that women face in a society which have customs which conflict with... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Margaret D. Curtis
I was happy to get this very hard to find movie ,I will always marvel at how this movie was made.It arrived quickly and in perfect shape.Published 17 months ago by R. A. ELDER
Stunning. A testament to the effects of a Patriarchal Society. The producer is brilliant. A must - see for anyone who has a mother or sister!Published on April 30, 2013 by S. Howell-Gleason
As a huge Sembene fan, this movie, of course was a must see! While not a fan of the circumcision of women the film addresses it expertly without the gory visuals. Read morePublished on September 24, 2011 by Angela
This film is an amazing window into another culture. We find ourselves in an African village where co-wives cooperate over day to day tasks and Islam plays a big part in daily... Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Barbara Wavell
This film has won many awards and deals with important Human Rights
issues from a perspective not often seen in the West. Read more
Ousmane Sembene is a renowned name in African cinema ("Black Girl") and in "Moolade", he shows that even at an advanced age, he hasn't lost his magic touch. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Z Hayes
I had the wonderful privilege to see MOOLAADE (Sanctuary) at AFRICALA 2008, African film festival for Latin America in Caracas Venezuela. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Mr. James F. Lindsay
I put myself on the waiting list for this item long before it was available. I was not patient and checked back frequently. Read morePublished on April 22, 2008 by IAutry