Moolaade

2004, Movie, NR, 124 mins

Moolaade
Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene's follow-up to his wonderful FAAT-KINE (2000), the first in this octogenarian master's projected trilogy of films about the heroism of everyday life, is a marvelously entertaining, deeply moving treatment of a highly controversial practice: female genital mutilation. The setting is an idyllic village in rural Africa where the ritual of "purifying" prepubescent women by either partially or entirely excising their clitorides has been performed for generations. Despite the Imam's declarations to the contrary, supporters of the custom, particularly the red-robed women of salindana who perform the operation and the town's conser...
Released: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 124 mins

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