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Emitaï

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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.
DVD
2002; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
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Keïta!: L'héritage du Griot = the Heritage of the Griot

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Based on an important work of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire.
DVD
1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Moolaadé

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Set in a small village, four young girls face ritual "purification" decide to flee to the household of Collé Ardo Gallo Sy, a strong-willed woman who has managed to shield her own teenage daughter from the mutilation. Collé invokes the time-honored custom of moolaadé (sanctuary) to protect the fugitives, and tension mounts as the ensuing stand-off pits Collé against village traditionalists. This endangers the prospective marriage of her daughter to the heir-apparent to the tribal throne.
BookDVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kounandi

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An adult fairy tale about love, friendship and sacrifice. Also addresses social conflict and prejudices.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Emitaï

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Depicts the clash between French colonialists and the Diolas, an African tribe, in the closing days of World War II. Depicts the history and myths of this Senegalese tribe.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Keïta!, L'héritage du Griot: Keita!, the Heritage of the Griot

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Based on one of the most important works of African oral literature, the Sundjata epic. When a djéliba, a master griot or bard, arrives mysteriously at the home of Mabo Keïta to teach him "the meaning of his name," the boy and griot are inevitably brought into conflict with his Westernized mother and schoolteacher, who have rejected African tradition. The griot reveals to Mabo the story of his distant ancestor, Sundjata Keïta, the 13th century founder of the great Malian trading empire.
VHS
1994; 1993