18 dic. 2010

Ceddo

Title: Ceddo
Director: Ousmane Sembène
Writer: Ousmane Sembène
Year: 1977
Running time: 95 minutes
Country: Senegal
Plot summary:
The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. When King Demba War sides with the Muslims, the Ceddo kidnap his daughter, Princess Dior Yacine, to protest their forcible conversion to Islam. After trying to rescue the princess, various heirs to the throne are killed, and the King is murdered during the night. Eventually the kidnappers are killed and the princess is brought back to the village to confront the Imam, as all the villagers are being given Muslim names.

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