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Médiathèque des trois mondes

Overview
Works: 109 works in 155 publications in 10 languages and 1,241 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Military history  Historical films  Interviews 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Médiathèque des trois mondes
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dyula and held by 682 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
Tilaï by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Moor and Afrikaans and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long absence, Saga returns to his village to find that his young fiancée, Nogma, has been married off to his father. Saga has no recourse within the code of honor that governs his tribe, but begins a secret affair with Nogma
Ceddo by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Wolof and held by 30 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
2 films de Djibril Diop-Mambety( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Wolof and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La petite vendeuse de soleil: This film depicts a young beggar girl, Sili, who on crutches, confidently makes her way through a city of obstacles, evading a group of bullies, and selling newspapers to make money for herself and her blind grandmother
Samba Traore by Idrissa Ouedraogo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samba Traore returns to his village flush with funds. Soon enough he manages to charm the beautiful Saratou into marrying him and, along with another friend, builds the first bar their village has ever seen. But his conscience keeps nagging him and the police are on the lookout for the "gas station murderer."
Emitaï by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dyula and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1942, pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, dans un village de Casamance au Sénégal. Une partie des hommes du village a été envoyée sur le front franco-allemand pour sauver la France. L'armée coloniale veut réquisitionner le riz pour l'envoyer aux troupes. Responsables des récoltes, les femmes décident de cacher le riz. Les hommes s'interrogent et interrogent leurs dieux. Ils cèderont après avoir affronté inutilement l'armée. La fin du film est une vraie tragédie
Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des tirailleurs sénégalais qui reviennent à Dakar après s'être battus en Europe se rebellent lorsqu'ils apprennent qu'ils n'auront aucune récompense
Xala by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Wolof and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mythical 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 disasterous yet comical results
NHA Fala by Flora Gomes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nha Fala, a musical comedy, is the story of Vita, a young African woman who must never sing. A malediction passed from generation to generation has it that any woman in her family who sings will die."--Internet Movie Database
Mandabi Le mandat by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Wolof and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a man who receives a money order that threatens to destroy the traditional fabric of his life is used to point out the problems of modern Africa as a civilization struggling to recapture its own rich heritage after colonial corruption
Tenja Testament( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man rediscovers his roots when he returns to Morocco to bury his father
Bal poussière by Henri Duparc( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief of an African village, Dimi Dieu, has five wives. But as this is not enough, he decides to find himself a sixth wife. However, the sixth wife is a new generation of African women
Condores no entierran todos los días = Les condors ne meurent pas tous les jours = A man of principle by Francisco Norden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of León María Lozano, a modest bookstore employee, fervent Catholic, and good citizen, who becomes a political assassin as a result of partisan conflicts. The bitter political struggle between conservative and liberal political parties in Colombia in 1948 provides the context for this drama about a simple man's transformation
Référence Sembene by Yacouba Traor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un reportage sur le tournage de MOOLAADE le dernier film de SEMBENE Ousmane consacré à la femme africaine confrontée à lʼexcision. A partir de septembre 2002, le réalisateur, âgé de 79 ans, sʼest isolé dans un petit village de la brousse burkinabée pendant cinq mois. On lʼy surprend dirigeant ses acteurs avec la célèbre autorité qui est la sienne, discutant avec eux du sujet du film ou livrant quelques passionnants points de vue, pendant les moments de repos. Il nous dit, par exemple, sa fierté de faire exister le cinéma africain en faisant travailler dʼexcellents acteurs et techniciens. Il nous fait part aussi de sa piètre opinion des hommes politiques et de ses inquiétudes face à la marginalisation accélérée de son continent. A ses côtés, son équipe ainsi que Gaston Kaboré, célèbre réalisateur burkinabé et Baba Hama, directeur du Fespaco, témoignent de leur attachement à Sembene et expliquent sa réussite par un travail acharné, effectué "pas à pas"."--boîtier
Bezness by Nouri Bouzid( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bezness" takes place in one of Tunisia's beautiful coastline tourist cities. It tells the contemporary story of a young man trapped between Arab tradition and prostitution. Through this young man who dreams of escape, the director, Nouri Bouzid, criticizes both the restrictions associated with what he calls "the hypocrisy of Islam" and the European ruling on Arab society
Femmes d'Alger by Kamal Dehane( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assia Djebar, an Algeria women's history writer, takes the spectator on a journey into the daily life of Algeria women of every generation
Dans les tranchées, l'Afrique l'aventure ambiguë by Florida Sadki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Pierre Koita tells a moving story about his father, Demba Koita, a sixteen-year-old youth from Senegal who fought in World War I for France. It is the first time that French soldiers and colonial soldiers fought together in the trenches
Niaye by Ousmane Sembne( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young, unwed girl is pregnant and causes a scandal in the village
Sia, le rêve du python Sia, the dream of the python by Dani Kouyat( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Bambara and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this modern adaptation of a seventh-century African legend, a poverty-stricken city in Kombi is dominated by a tyrant king who, in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god - but her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power
Toumouranké by Cheikh Ndiaye( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Africans in Paris, with discussion of how they maintain their cultural ties to the home countries, how they fare as immigrants in France, and to what extent they influence development in their home countries. Explores the problem of polygamy, female illiteracy, and what kind of social and economic future their children will have
 
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