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Touki Bouki =: = Journey of the Hyena = Die Reise Der Hyäne = le Voyage de la Hyène

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Two young lovers look to escape from their dusty hometown of Dakar to travel to imagined freedom in Paris.
DVD
2006; 1973
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ceddo

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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.
DVD
2001; 1976
Clemons (Stacks)
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2 Films de Djibril Diop-Mambety

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Le Franc: The film features a poor musician, Marigo, who finds solace in playing his congoma, which has been confiscated because of his debt. Marigo plays the lottery, and despite winning, encounters obstacles to claiming the reward.; 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.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Camp de Thiaroye

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After defending France, a group of black soldiers are placed in a transit camp before returning home. As their stay lengthens, tensions rise until a petty dispute turns into full-scale rebellion.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Prix du Pardon

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DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Colobane Express

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Public vans provide the traditional and sole means of city transportation in Dakar, Senegal. In a frenzy of activity, from the outskirts to downtown, people from all walks of life as well as fruits, vegetables, chickens, etc. are transported daily in these public vans. This documentary shows the drivers and trainees are always on the go, managing relationships, incidents and conflicts, dealing with the competition and providing an invaluable service to its customers.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hyènes: Hyenas

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A rich woman agrees to share her wealth the people in her poor village in return for the life of the man who ruined her reputation when she was young.
DVD
2003; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tales of Ordinary People

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Le franc: After the French government devalues the West African Franc, Marigo wins a lottery and finds his life changed in both comic and meaningful ways.; La petite vendeuse de Soleil: Sili Lam, a twelve year old paraplegic becomes the first girl to sell a daily newspaper and must rely on her inner strength to succeed in a world of bias and corruption.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mandabi: The Money Order

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"This story of a man who receives a money order and, in his attempts to cash it, encounters an intimidating barrage of Third World bureaucracy, becomes a witty, masterful portrait of an ancient civilization in the throes of change. Receiving the dubious windfall at first seems a blessing to Ibrahima Dieng, who lives with his two wives and their seven children. However, as the tale unfolds, the seemingly easy transaction threatens to destroy the traditional fabric of his life. Quickly, the whole neighborhood becomes aware of it, the wives buy provisions on credit, their parents ask for a share and people try to extort him for money - all the while, his attempts to cash the piece of paper turn futile."--Container.
DVD
2005; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil: The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun

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Parable uses the struggles of a young crippled girl in Dakar trying to earn her living in the market place selling newspapers to mirror Africa's role in the international marketplace.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Ceddo

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An historical epic set loosely in the 19th century, the film examines the confrontation between opposing forces in the face of Moslem expansion in Africa.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Mandabi

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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.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Borom Sarret: The Wagoner

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Tells the story of a cart-taxi driver who goes to the city to make a living, but out of sympathy with other poverty-stricken people, works for free and goes hungry himself.
VHS
2000; 1963
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Hyènes: Hyenas

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A wealthy prostitute returns to her home village and shavers the villagers with money in return for their assistance in exacting revenge against the man who forced her into prostitution.
VHS
1993; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Touki-Bouki: Magaye Niang, Mareme Niang

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'Touki Bouki' is the picaresque tale of Mory and Anta. Desperate to escape the raucous shantytown where they live, they dream of winning wealth and power in France. They lead us on an exhilirating chase through Dakar as they try gambling, stealing and prostitution to get the money for their passage. At the last moment, Mory bolts from the liner, suddenly aware that Western consumer culture is just another trap.
VHS
1993; 1973
Ivy (By Request)
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Mandabi: Le Mandat

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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.
DVD
2008; 1968
Clemons (Stacks)