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Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:February 11, 2001
Running time:118 minutes
Cast:Mariama Balde, Mame Ndoumbe, Ndiagne Dia, Venus Seye
Director:Ousmane Sembene
Writer:Ousmane Sembene
Distributor:New Yorker Films

Description: Dakar has shantytowns as well as high-rises, streets crowded with cattle as well as Mercedes, and women whose lives have been shaped by tribal custom and male prejudice as much by their cutting-edge aspirations. Faat-Kine is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands, a pushy mother and assorted friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station, but her success has been hard-bought. Nonetheless, she values her control over her own life, and tries to balance modernity with tradition.

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