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Title Moolaadé / a New Yorker Films release ; Filmi Doomireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale (Burkina Faso), Centre Cinématographique Marocain (C.C.M.), Cinetelefilms (Tunisie), Les Films de la Terre Africaine (Cameroun) ; scénario et réalisation, [written and directed by] Sembene Ousmane.

Publication Info. [Dakar, Senegal] : Films Domirev ; New York, NY : Distributed by New Yorker Video, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  DVD MOOLAADE DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  FOREIGN FILM DVD MOOL DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Deluxe two disc set [edition].
Description 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([14] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
System Details DVD; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for 16:9 televisions, letterbox available for 4:3 televisions.
Cast Fatoumata Coulibaly (Colle Ardo Gallo Sy), Maïmouna Hélène Diarra (Hadjatou), Salimata Traoré (Amsatou), Aminata Dao (Alima BA), Dominique T. Zeïda (Mercenaire), Mah Compaoré (L'exciseuse).
Credits Image [cirematography], Dominique Gentil ; monteur [editor], Abdellatif Raïss ; décorateur [production designer], Joseph Kpobly ; costumes, Sidi Aamadou Ouedraogo ; musique, Boncana Maïga.
Event Originally produced as a Senegalese motion picture in 2004.
Summary In the village of Djerisso, women tend to their work and children, while men debate in the mosque and make the rules. One day, four young girls appear on Collé's doorstep seeking sanctuary from their coming 'purification' ceremony. Years ago, Collé refused to allow her daughter to undergo the procedure. She takes them in and declares a moolaadé, a protective spirit, or safe zone that will bring a terrible curse upon anyone who breaks it. Thus begins a standoff that escalates into a bloody showdown between tradition and modernization, men and women, and progress and stagnation. Confronting the village elders and red-robed priestesses who perform the ritual, Collé has eyes saddened by experience, but made righteously fiery with the hope that she can reduce the misery of future generations. At 81, Mr. Sembene has made a masterpiece, both a critique of traditional forms of authority and a celebration of the warmth and dynamism of African village life.
Contents Disc one: Moolaade Arrival -- They've deserted -- Beautiful things -- This rope -- You womanizer -- Look your best -- My duty -- Under your care -- Send them back -- Her powers -- About the girls? -- To calm its spirit -- Burnt by the fire -- Admire the valiant -- Feel no shame -- In the well -- In your absence -- Hear me? -- It is dangerous -- I beg you! -- Its influence -- True mercenary -- Cheating people -- Distinguished guest -- Our radios -- No more sleep -- Real bitch -- Laughing stock -- Word -- Not a word -- Hurry up! -- In my flesh -- We felt the blows -- Come here! -- End -- Credits Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Sembene / La Médiathèque des 3 mondes présente ; un film de D. Sentilhes et B. Josse (col and b&w) (2003) (12 min.).; New Yorker Films trailers (7 min.).
Disc two: Special features. Making of Moolaadé / a film by Samba Gadjigo ; producer, director, writer, Samba Gadjigo (In French with English subtitles) (2004) (25 min.); African premiere of Moolaadé in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2004 [featurette] (5 min.); Sembene interview [featurette] (In French with English subtitles) (25 min.); Actress interviews [featurette] (In French with English subtitles) (10 min.); About female genital mutilation: Interview with Madame Meda [featurette] (In French with English subtitles) (24 min.); Interview with Madame Lamizana [featurette] (In French with English subtitles) (3 min.) -- Forward / a Banyak Production ; a film by Anson and Hugh Hartford (7 min.); DVD credits [text feature].
Awards Winner, 2004 Cannes Film Festival of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention--Ousmane Sembene; "Un Certain Regard" Award--Ousmane Sembene; Winner, 2005 National Society of Film Critics NSFC Award--Best Foreign Language Film.
Language In Jula (Dyula) and French with optional subtitles in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Female circumcision -- Drama.
Asylum, Right of -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Marriage customs and rites -- Drama.
Female circumcision -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Women -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Drama.
Africa -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Africa -- Drama.
Asylums -- Africa -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodrama.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures, Dyula.
Motion pictures, French.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Sembène, Ousmane, 1923-2007. Screenwriter. Director.
Coulibaly, Fatoumata. Actor.
Diarra, Hélène. Actor.
Traoré, Salimata. Actor.
Dao, Aminata. Actor.
Zeïda, Dominique T. Actor.
Compaoré, Mah. Actor.
Sentilhes, D. Director.
Ichikawa, Mikako, 1978- Director.
Gadjigo, Samba, 1954- Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Hartford, Hugh. Director.
Hartford, Anson. Director.
New Yorker Films.
Films Domirev (Firm)
Burkina Faso. Direction de la cinématographie nationale.
Centre cinématographique marocain.
Cinétéléfilms (Firm)
Films Terre Africaine.
Médiathèque des trois mondes.
Banyak Films.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 1567304702
Standard No. 717119952747
Music No. NYD 95207 New Yorker Video
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