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The Resource Moolaadé, Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane, (videorecording)

Moolaadé, Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane, (videorecording)

Label
Moolaadé
Title
Moolaadé
Statement of responsibility
Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane
Contributor
Actor
Director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • dyu
  • fre
  • eng
  • dyu
  • fre
  • dyu
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 little 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
Awards note
National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language Film.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dominique Gentil ; editor, Abdellatif Raïss ; music, Boncana Maïga ; production designer, Joseph Kpobly
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Jula and French dialogue with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
M6653334 2007
PerformerNote
Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maïmouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique T. Zeïda, Mah Compaoré, Aminata Dao
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1923-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sembène, Ousmane
  • Coulibaly, Fatoumata
  • Diarra, Hélène
  • Dao, Aminata
  • Traoré, Salimata
  • Zeïda, Dominique
  • Compaoré, Mah
  • Films Domirev (Firm)
  • Burkina Faso
  • Centre cinématographique marocain
  • Cinétéléfilms (Firm)
  • Films Terre Africaine
  • New Yorker Video (Firm)
Runtime
124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female circumcision
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Female circumcision
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Motion pictures
  • Melodrama
  • Motion pictures, French
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Moolaadé, Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: "The making of Moolaadé" featurette (In French with English subtitles); premiere footage; Sembene interview ; actress interviews ; about female genital mutilation; dvd credits
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([14] pages ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Moolaade -- disc 2. [special features]
Control code
173667786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781567304701
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
717119952747
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NYD 95207
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173667786
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, letterbox (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Moolaadé, Filmi Domireew Sénégal présente ; co-production Direction de la Cinématographie Nationale, Centre Cinématographique Marocain, Cinetelefilms, Les Films de la Terre Africaine ; scénario et réalisation, Sembene Ousmane, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: "The making of Moolaadé" featurette (In French with English subtitles); premiere footage; Sembene interview ; actress interviews ; about female genital mutilation; dvd credits
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([14] pages ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Moolaade -- disc 2. [special features]
Control code
173667786
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (124 min.)
Isbn
9781567304701
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
717119952747
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NYD 95207
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)173667786
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1, letterbox (16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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