Moolaadé 15

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This film was last shown on 6 October 2016

Colle Gallo Ardo Sy, a circumcised woman, has managed to help her only daughter escape from the ritual of ‘purification’ organised every seven years. Now that the next ritual is about to happen, four young girls have fled from the village to escape from excision. Moolaadé is a moving, embracing and life-affirming film with the power to change long-held attitudes, a film regarded as Sembène’s masterpiece, made when he was already 81 years old.

This screening will be followed by a discussion on female genital mutilation (FGM) with leading African women's rights charity Forward and Sheffield based organisation Ashiana.

Ousmane Sembène
France, Senegal
120 mins


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