• Director

    Ousmane Sembène

  • With

    Tabata Ndiaye, Alioune Fall, Moustapha Yade, Matoura Dia

  • Senegal-France 1977. 120min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Sembène’s second period film, Ceddo (outsiders or non-Muslims in Wolof) takes place in a pre-colonial 18th century. It interweaves oral memory and speculation to portray indigenous cultural resistance against the slave trade and the onslaught of the monotheistic religions of Islam and Christianity. Featuring a gorgeous musical score by Manu Dibango, the film was initially banned in Senegal but is now regarded as a landmark of West African Cinema.

Joint ticket available with African Odysseys: Sembène! + panel discussion on Saturday 5 August, £14, concs £11 (non-Members pay £2 more). Book in person at the box office or by phone on 020 7928 3232.

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