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Médiathèque des trois mondes

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Works: 108 works in 145 publications in 9 languages and 1,201 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Military history  Interviews  Fiction  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Médiathèque des trois mondes
Moolaadé by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dyula and held by 672 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 young 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 37 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 Sembène ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Wolof and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An historical epic set loosely in the 19th century, the film examines the confrontation between opposing forces in the face of Moslem and Christian expansion and the slave trade in Western Africa
2 films de Djibril Diop-Mambety ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Wolof and held by 25 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."
Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African soldiers, returning home after fighting in World War II, are massacred by French colonial authorities in a dispute over pay
Xala by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Wolof and French and held by 20 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 disasterous yet comical results
Emitaï by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dyula and held by 20 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
NHA Fala by Flora Gomes ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 19 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 ( 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man rediscovers his roots when he returns to Morocco to bury his father
Femmes d'Alger ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 11 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
Condores no entierran todos los días 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
Bal poussière by Henri Duparc ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 11 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
Référence Sembene by Yacouba Traoré ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reportage sur le tournage de Moolaade le dernier film du cinéaste africain Sembene Ousmane. On l'y surprend dirigeant ses acteurs, discutant avec eux du sujet du film ou livrant quelques passionnants points de vue, pendant les moments de repos
Bezness by Nouri Bouzid ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 9 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
Miel et cendres by Nadia Fares ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of three disparate Tunisian women, united only by the treatment of their gender by their countrymen, intersect in this provocative drama that quietly protests the continued oppression of women in North African Moslem countries
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
Niaye by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, unwed girl is pregnant and causes a scandal in the village
Rih al-sid L'homme de cendres ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in Arabic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hachemi, a wood sculptor in the old Tunisian city of Sfax, is about to enter an arranged marriage. He is haunted by memories of sexual abuse by his teacher, a past that unites him with his friend Farfat, who was also abused. Together their friendship lies uneasily between adolescence and adulthood
 
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