Camp de Thiaroye (1988)

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  • The Camp at Thiaroye Alternative
  • Das Lager von Thiaroye Alternative German
  • Camp Thiaroye Alternative French


Set during World War II, the story centres around men enlisted from the colonies in Francophone Africa who return to Senegal no longer content to accept their role as inferior black citizens. Awaiting their back pay in November 1944, they are determined to fight for their rights. They take the French commanding officer hostage who promises that they will be paid their dues but then tragedy strikes. By order of high officials in the French army, the camp is destroyed one night and the soldiers massacred.

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