Moolaadé

Protection

Dir. Ousmane Sembene

Senegal 2004 | Colour | 120 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Hélène Diarra

Colle Gallo Ardo Sy, a circumcised woman, has managed to help her only daughter escape from the ritual of ‘purification’ organised every seven years. Now that the next ritual is about to happen, four young girls have fled from the village to escape from excision. Moolaadé is a moving, embracing and life-affirming film with the power to change long-held attitudes.

Available on: DVD

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