Moolaadé

2004
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Unrated New Yorker Films | Release Date: October 15, 2004
Summary: A rousing polemic directed against the still common African practice of female circumcision, Moolaadé is set in a small African village, where four young girls facing ritual "purification" flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Collé invokes theA rousing polemic directed against the still common African practice of female circumcision, Moolaadé is set in a small African village, where four young girls facing ritual "purification" flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne. [New Yorker Films] Expand
Director: Ousmane Sembene
Genre(s): Drama
Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 124 min
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