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  Mossane is a beautiful 14-year-old girl who has just reached marriageable age in a village in Senegal. She has many suitors, including a simple-minded farmer’s son who plans to Read More

Karmen Gei

  Vivacious dissident Karmen Geï (Djeinaba Diop Gai), stuck in a Senegalese prison, performs a dance so erotic and mesmerizing that she seduces the warden, Angelique (Stephanie Biddle), and is Read More


  After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for Read More


  This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story infused with magic, YEELEN is Read More

Keita! Voice of the Griot

  Keïta is a retelling of the first third of Sundjata Keita’s 13th-century epic, Sundjata. It tells of Mabo Keïta (Dicko), a thirteen-year-old boy who lives in a middle-class family Read More

God’s Gift

  In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy comes to, he is mute and cannot explain who he Read More

The Wagoner

  Borom Sarret or The Wagoner is a 1963 film by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, the first film over which he had full control. It is often considered the first Read More

A Question of the Heart

  Alberto’s and Angelo’s “engines seized” on the same night. Angelo is a young body shop owner from a very poor background who has done a bit of everything and Read More

The Mouth of the Wolf

  According to a reporter for Metro, the film “straddles the line between documentary and drama”. It follows an Italian man named Vincenzo Motta (also known as Enzo) who is Read More

The Man Who Will Come

  Winter, 1943. Martina is 8 years old and lives on the slopes of Monte Sole, not far from Bologna. She is the only child of a peasant family who, Read More