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Médiathèque des trois mondes

Overview
Works: 108 works in 156 publications in 10 languages and 1,236 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Military history  Musical films 
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 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four young girls have fled the ritual of circumcision and seek sanctuary with Collé, a woman who helped her own daughter escape seven years earlier. There is a confrontation within the village between the two groups of opposing values
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 Sembène( 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 30 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."
Mandabi = The money order by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Wolof and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story, about a man who receives a money order that threatens to destroy the 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
Emitaï by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dyula and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the clash between French colonialists and the Diolas, an African tribe, in the closing days of World War II. The women of Casamance, Senegal refuse to give the French army the village's rice harvest
Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembène( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 21 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
Nha fala = My voice by Flora Gomes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 21 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 )

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

"El Hadji Abdou Kader Beye, homme dʼaffaires sénégalais quinquagénaire, prend une troisième épouse, signe de réussite sociale et économique. Une grande fête est organisée pour le marriage où se retrouve toute la bourgeoisie locale ainsi que les deux premières épouses. Le soir, impossible de consommer son union : il est frappé dʼimpuissance. Il se croit victime dʼune malédiction, le xala, que lui a lancé un paysan quʼil a dépossédé. Humilié le flamboyant entrepreneur moderne se tourne vers la tradition."--boîtier
Tenja = Testament by Hassan Legzouli( 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
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 13 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 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
Bezness by Nouri Bouzid( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 11 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
Référence Sembene by Yacouba Traoré( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 11 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
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
Femmes d'Alger( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 9 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
Bent familia by Nouri Bouzid( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in Arabic and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three educated, urban women in Tunisia who share the problems of emancipation
Neak sre = Les gens de la rizière by Rithy Panh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Khmer and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Vong Poeuv, his wife Yim Om, and their seven daughters. It shows the life of an ordinary Cambodian rice-farmer and his family. When the father dies after being infected by a thorn, the family has an even harder life to face. They struggle to survive, yet life must continue
 
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