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Rating:No Rating
Release Date:October 15, 2004
Running time:124 minutes
Cast:Fatoumata Coulibaly, Helene Diarra, Dominique T Zeida, Mah Compaore, Aminata Dao
Director:Ousmane Sembene
Producer:Ousmane Sembene
Writer:Ousmane Sembene
Distributor:New Yorker Films

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Description: Set in a small African village, four young girls face a ritual "purification" flee to the household of Colle' Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from mutilation. Colle' invokes the time-honored custom of moolaade (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Colle' against a village traditionalists (both male and female) and endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne.

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