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The History of Senegalese Cinema from 1961 to the Present Day

     
     
  1961  
     
    The Senegalese Cinema News becomes a weekly production on the day of Senegal’s independence. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
    Senegal 1961: Other Films of Note
     
   

Une nation est nee (Paulin Soumanou Vieyra) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1963  
     
    Borm Sarret (1963)
   

 

   

Ousmane Sembene’s 18-minute short, Borom Sarret, the first indigenous black African film, is released.   [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
    Senegal 1963: Other Films of Note
     
   

Sarzan (Momar Thiam) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1965  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Et la neige n'était plus (Abubacar Samb-Makharam) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1968  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Contras City (Djibril Diop Mambéty) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Mandabi (The Money Order) (Ousmane Sembene) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
 
  1970  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Diegue-bi (Mahama Johnson Traoré) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
   
  1971
   
    Emitai (1971)
   

 

   

- Ousmane Sembene’s Emitai is refused distribution after pressure from the French government due to the film’s conclusion which features the massacre of Diola villagers. [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1972  
     
    The government establishes the Société d'importation et d'exploitation cinématographique (SIDEC) to regulate and control the film industry. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
     
  1973  
     
   

The Société Nationale du Cinéma (SNC) is established. [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
   

Senegal 1973: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

Touki Bouki (Journey of the Hyena) (Djibril Diop Mambety) [MORE] [ADD}

     
     
     
  1975  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Kaddu Beykat (Safi Faye)  [MORE] [ADD] 

     
     
     
  1977  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Ceddo (Ousmane Sembene) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1979  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Grandfather (Safi Faye) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1987  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Camp Thiaroye (Ousmane Sembene, Thierno Faty Sow) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1991  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Toubab Bi (Moussa Toure) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1992  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambety) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1998  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Ainsi Soit-il (Gaye Ramaka) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Kinkeliba et Biscuits de Mer (Alhamdou Sy) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Lettre a Senghor (Felix Samba N'diaye), "Zone Rap"  [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

TGV (Moussa Toure) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Zone Rap (Bouna Medoune Seye) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  1999  
     
    Films of Note
     
   

Même le Vent (Laurence Attali) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

La Petit Vendeuse de Soleil (Djibril Diop Mambety) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2001  
     
    Joseph Gaï Ramaka’s Karmen is banned as a result of violent protests by Muslims over a scene in which a song of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, the founder of Mouridism , is used to commemorate the suicide of a homosexual prison guard. [MORE] [ADD]
     
     
   

Senegal 2001: Other Films of Note

   

 

   

LAfrance (Alain Gomis) [MORE] [ADD]

   

 

   

Le Prix du Pardon (Mansour Sora Wade) [MORE] [ADD]

     
     
     
  2004  
     
    Moolaadé (2004)
   

 

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Ousmane Sembenes Moolaadé premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.   Fatoumata Coulibaly stars as a woman offering shelter to young women fleeing their purification rituals. [MORE] [ADD]

 

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