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Ceddo (1977)

 |  Drama  |  12 April 1979 (Hungary)
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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 »

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Tabata Ndiaye ...
Princess Dior
Moustapha Yade ...
Madir Fatim Fall
Ismaila Diagne ...
The Kidnapper
Matoura Dia ...
The King
Omar Gueye ...
Jaraaf (as Oumar Gueye)
Mamadou Dioumé ...
Prince Biram
Nar Modou ...
Saxewar
Ousmane Camara ...
Diogomay
Ousmane Sembene ...
A Ceddo renamed Ibrahima
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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 his daughter, Princess Dior Yacine, to protest their forcible conversion to Islam. After trying to rescue the princess, various heirs to the throne are killed, and the King is murdered during the night. Eventually the kidnappers are killed and the princess is brought back to the village to confront the Imam, as all the villagers are being given Muslim names. Written by Will Gilbert

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Banned by the Senegalese government for several years, likely for the unflattering portrayal of Islam. The official reason given was that the title was incorrectly spelled in a European fashion. See more »

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The action sets at the end of seventeenth century but the umbrella over the imam, when he is on the throne, is clearly contemporary. See more »

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Featured in Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) See more »

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A complex examination of African history.
30 August 1998 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

The Great novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembene create a complex text about the early colonialization and enslavement of African people. A searing critique of "pre-european" colonization and exploitation. The film is a must see for anyone interested in the art of cinema and/or the politics of liberation.


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