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Médiathèque des trois mondes

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Works: 102 works in 133 publications in 9 languages and 1,188 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 36 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 )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Wolof and held by 25 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
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."
2 films de Djibril Diop-Mambety ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Wolof and held by 22 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
Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
3 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
Emitaï by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
2 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 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
Xala by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
3 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
Mandabi Le mandat by Ousmane Sembène ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Wolof and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Dakar, Ibrahima Dieng, un bon musulman sénégalais, vit avec ses deux femmes et leurs enfants, tranquillement sans travail. Alors qu'il est chez le coiffeur, ses femmes recoivent un mandat d'Abdou, un neveu parti en France. Rapidement tout le quartier est au courant de l'aubaine. Les femmes achètent des provisions à crédits, des parents demandent leur part et certains essayent de lui extorquer de l'argent. Le mandat, ce morceau de papier, au lieu d'apporter richesse et reconnaissance, devient le symbole de la honte et de la déchéance. Une peinture humoristique et sans concession de la nouvelle société sénégalaise indépendante
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 by Kamal Dehane ( 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
Référence Sembene by Yacouba Traoré ( Visual )
2 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
Bal poussière by Henri Duparc ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 10 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 by Francisco Norden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 10 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
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
Niaye ( 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
Toumouranké ( 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
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
A la recherche du mari de ma femme by M. A Tazi ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in Arabic and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gold merchant Hadj has three wives, each of different generation. The women are good friends and all goes smoothly until in a fit of rage Hadj repudiates his youngest wife, then realizes he cannot live without her
 
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Groupe des trois mondes Paris Médiathèque des trois mondes
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