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Films Domirev (Firm)

Works: 12 works in 97 publications in 6 languages and 3,731 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Short films  History  War films  Internet videos  Educational films  Military history 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Films Domirev (Firm)
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Faat Kine( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of Faat Kine, an independent single mother and business woman who runs a gas station franchise; and also born in 1960, the same year Senegalese independence was attained
La noire de-- by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in French and English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic feature. A young Senegalese girl leaves to work for a European family in Antibes. The harsh treatment leads her to commit suicide
Xala by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in French and Wolof and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fictional African country, a rich, self-made businessman and member of the post-colonial ruling elite takes on a third wife to show the world his wealth, only to be stricken by a curse resulting in impotency. His efforts at getting cured lead to disastrous yet comical results
Mandabi = The money order by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in Wolof and French and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story of a man who receives a money order and, in his attempts to cash it, encounters an intimidating barrage of Third World bureaucracy, becomes a witty, masterful portrait of an ancient civilization in the throes of change. Receiving the dubious windfall at first seems a blessing to Ibrahima Dieng, who lives with his two wives and their seven children. However, as the tale unfolds, the seemingly easy transaction threatens to destroy the traditional fabric of his life. Quickly, the whole neighborhood becomes aware of it, the wives buy provisions on credit, their parents ask for a share and people try to extort him for money - all the while, his attempts to cash the piece of paper turn futile. Mandabi is a warm, subtle comedy with a series of visual revelations about a civilization struggling to recapture its own rich heritage after a century of colonial corruption." -- Back of container
Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and Wolof and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After defending France, a group of black soldiers are placed in a transit camp before returning home. As their stay lengthens, tensions rise until a petty dispute turns into full-scale rebellion
Ceddo by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity, and the slave trade. In a 19th century village, a princess is kidnapped, and a Muslim imam struggles against a Catholic priest for religious and political control, while the ceddo (common people) try to hold on to their traditional ways. Sembene's historical epic condenses two centuries of African history into a thriller of oppression and intolerance
Emitaï by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in Dyula and French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the clash between French colonialists and the Diolas, an African tribe, in the closing days of World War II. Depicts the history and myths of this Senegalese tribe
Guelwaar by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and Wolof and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Guelwaar, a political activist and a Christian, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, family members, political and religious leaders become embroiled in the dispute. There is also the other question ... who killed Guelwaar?
Niaye by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, unwed girl is pregnant and causes a scandal in the village
Emitaÿ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Niger-Kordofanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942, during the Second World War in the village of Casamance in Senegal, the men have been sent to fight for France on the French-German front in Europe. The colonial army wishes to seize the village's rice to send to the troops, but the women responsible for growing the rice decide to hide it
Moolaad ̌( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Bambara and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Set in a small village, four young girls facing ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Coll ̌Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation. Coll ̌invokes the time-honored custom of moolaad ̌(sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Coll ̌against village traditionalists. This endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne
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Alternative Names
Film Doomireew (Firm)

Filmi Domireve (Firm)

Filmi Doom Reew (Firm)

Filmi Doomireew (Firm)

Mandabi = The money order