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1. Moolaadé (2004)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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91 Metascore

When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda

Votes: 2,477

2. Black Girl (1966)

65 min | Drama

7.4
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine, Momar Nar Sene

Votes: 1,291

3. Xala (1975)

123 min | Comedy

6.8
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne

Votes: 1,064

4. Ceddo (1977)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap ... See full summary »

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Tabata Ndiaye, Moustapha Yade, Ismaila Diagne, Matoura Dia

Votes: 401

5. Borom sarret (1969)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Ly Abdoulay, Albourah

Votes: 361

6. Mandabi (1968)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A money order from a relative in Paris throws the life of a Senegalese family man out of order. He deals with corruption, greed, problematic family members, the locals and the changing from... See full summary »

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Makhouredia Gueye, Ynousse N'Diaye, Isseu Niang, Serigne N'Diayes

Votes: 326

7. Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

157 min | Drama, War

7.8
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home.

Writers: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Directors: Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Hamed Camara, Philippe Chamelat, Moussa Cissoko

Votes: 291

8. Guelwaar (1992)

115 min | Drama

7.2
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Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor. A satiric portrayal of religion and politics, sometimes humorous, sometimes ... See full summary »

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta, Mame Ndoumbé Diop, Moustapha Diop

Votes: 200

9. Faat Kiné (2001)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

A forty-year-old woman refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Venus Seye, Mame Ndoumbé, Ndiagne Dia, Mariama Balde

Votes: 189

10. Emitaï (1971)

103 min | Drama

7.0
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As World War II is going on in Europe, a conflict arises between the French and the Diola-speaking tribe of Africa, prompting the village women to organize their men to sit beneath a tree to pray.

Writer: Ousmane Sembene | Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Robert Fontaine, Michel Remaudeau, Pierre Blanchard, Ibou Camara

Votes: 138

11. Great Railway Journeys (1994–1999)

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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A series presenting various railway adventures from around the world.

Stars: Natalia Makarova, Michael Palin, Victoria Wood, Danny Glover

Votes: 65

12. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006– )

History, Talk-Show

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Creator: Amanda Palmer | Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis

Votes: 25

13. Niaye (1964)

35 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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The pregnancy of a young girl scandalizes her community.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 14

14. Tauw (1970)

24 min | Short

7.3
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A young unemployed man fends off accusations of laziness and makes a home for his pregnant girlfriend who has been rejected by her family.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 14

15. Sembène: The Making of African Cinema (1994)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Directors: Manthia Diawara, Thiong'o Ngugi-wa | Star: Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 7

16. The Sonhrai Empire (1963)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary on the history of the Songhai empire.

Director: Ousmane Sembene

17. Fespaco (2008 Video)

73 min | Documentary

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Writer: Kevin Arkadie | Director: Kevin Arkadie | Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Ousmane Sembene, Abderrahmane Sissako

18. Les pionniers des cinémas d'Afrique (1997)

24 min | Documentary

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Writers: Franck Schneider, Jadot Sézirahiga | Director: Franck Schneider | Stars: Tahar Cheria, Annette M'Baye, Ousmane Sembene

19. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006– )
Episode: Sin Nombre (2009)

History, Talk-Show

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Creator: Amanda Palmer | Director: Juliette Pearce | Stars: Cary Fukunaga, Danny Glover, Amanda Palmer, Ousmane Sembene

20. Great Railway Journeys (1994–1999)
Episode: St. Louis to Dogon Country (1999)

Documentary

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Danny Glover and his wife Asake Bomani travel from St. Louis in Senegal to the Dogon Country in Mali.

Writer: Danny Glover | Director: David Hickman | Stars: Danny Glover, Asake Bomani, Ted Joans, Ousmane Sembene