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Ceddo Introduction and Post-Screening Q & A



Post-screening discussion at the Walker Art Center led by Charles Sugnet, associate professor, English department, University of Minnesota, as part of the film series Ousmane Sembene: African Stories.

Film description: Slave traders, Christian missionaries, and proselytizing Muslims come together at a mythical, unspecified moment of West African history, as a Wolof princess resists a powerful imam who forcibly converts an entire village. “Ceddo” refers to a caste that refuses conversion to Islam or Christianity. This film, banned in Senegal, incorporates gorgeous costumes and music from Cameroonian jazzman Manu Dibango. 1977, 35mm, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, 120 minutes.