Film Famous Movies From Senegal

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List of popular movies from Senegal, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Senegal are included. This list of famous films made in Senegal includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Senegal should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Senegal is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

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Isseu Niang, Abou Camara, Marie Augustine Diatta Guelwaar is a 1993 French/Senegalese drama film written and directed by Ousmane Sembène. The name is borrowed from the Serer pre-colonial dynasty. The film won The President of the ...more

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Awa Sene Sarr, Mame Ndoumbé, Venus Seye Faat Kiné is a 2000 Senegalese film written and directed by Ousmane Sembène, set in present-day Dakar, Senegal. It provides a critical look at modern, post-colonial Senegal and the ...more

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Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye, Yandé Codou Sène

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Ahmed Samir Guesmi Ahmed is a 2006 film.

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Sidiki Bakaba, Camara Med Dansogho, Jean-Daniel Simon Camp Thiaroye is a 1988 drama film written and directed by Ousmane Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow.

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Amok Miriam Makeba Amok is a 1983 Moroccan drama film directed by Souheil Ben-Barka. It won the Golden Prize at the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.

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An Open Window Une Fenêtre ouverte is a 2005 documentary film.

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Ousmane Sembène, Mustapha Yade, Mamadou Dioumé Ceddo is a 1977 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène. It was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Isseu Niang, Mouss Diouf, Ynousse N'Diaye Mandabi is a 1968 film directed by Ousmane Sembène. The film is based on Sembène's novel The Money-Order. It is the director's first film in his native Wolof language.

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Abdoulaye Seck, Douta Seck, Dieynaba Niang Xala is a 1975 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène. It is an adaptation of Sembène's 1973 novel of the same name. The film depicts El Hadji, a businessman in Senegal, who ...more

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Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Rasmané Ouedraogo, Balla Habib Dembélé Moolaadé is a 2004 film by the Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène. It addresses the subject of female genital mutilation, a common practice in a number of African ...more

Black Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies From Senegal
Anne-Marie Jelinck, Toto Bissainthe, Robert Fontaine Black Girl is a 1966 film by the Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène, starring Mbissine Thérèse Diop. Its original French title is La Noire de..., which means ...more

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Samir Guesmi, Thierno Ndiaye, Djolof Mbengue As A Man is a 2001 romantic drama written and directed by Alain Gomis.

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Mustapha Ture, Aminata Fall, Magaye Niang Touki Bouki is a 1973 Senegalese drama film, directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. It was shown at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival and the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was ...more

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Emitai Robert Fontaine, Michel Remaudeau, Ousmane Camara Emitaï is a 1971 Senegalese drama film directed by Ousmane Sembène. It was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Silver Prize.

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Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye, Issa Ramagelissa Samb Hyènes is a 1992 Senegalese comedy film adaptation of the Swiss-German satirical play, "The Visit", directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty. The intimate story of love and ...more

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Borom Sarret aka The Wagoner is the first film by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène over which he had full control. It is often considered the first film ever made in Africa by a black ...more

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Madame Brouette Sidi Niang, Ibrahima Mbaye Sope, Ousseynou Diop Madame Brouette is a 2002 comedy romance film written by Gilles Desjardins, Claude Gilaizeau, Moussa Sene Absa and directed by Moussa Sene Absa.

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Saint Louis Blues Gaspard Manesse, Umban Gomez de Kset, Bakary 'Vieux' Cissé Un Transport en Commun is a 2009 film.

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Dakar cherche de l'oxygène Dakar cherche de l'oxygène is a Senegalese 2006 short documentary film.

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Le Franc Aminata Fall, Dieye Ma Dieye, Demba Ba Le Franc is a 1994 comedy short film written and directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty.

Atlantiques is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From Senegal
Atlantiques Atlantiques is a 2009 short, experimental and documentary film written and directed by Mati Diop.

En attendant les hommes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies From Senegal
En attendant les hommes En attendant les hommes is a 2007 documentary film about women muralists in Oualata, Mauritania. In this town on the far edge of the Sahara desert, three women practice traditional painting, and ...more

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Tableau Ferraille Isseu Niang, Ismaël Lô, Thierno Ndiaye Tableau Ferraille is a 1997 Senegalese film written and directed by Moussa Sene Absa. Set in a seaside town near Dakar called Tableau Ferraille, or "Scrap Heap," the film depicts the ...more

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Ibrahima Mbaye Sope, Khady Ndiaye Bijou "Mansour Sora Wade presents a story about desire, choice and the freedom (or lack of it) of young people forced into a traditional practice where a male tags a girl at birth for marriage in ...more

Badou Boy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Movies From Senegal
Badou Boy Christoph Colomb, Laminé Ba, Al Demba Ciss Badou Boy aka Bad Boy is a short film set against the backdrop of a bustling Dakar in the late 1960s. "Cop" believes "Boy" is a menace to society but he is merely a street ...more

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Retour à Gorée Amiri Baraka, Idris Muhammad, James Cammack Retour à Gorée is a 2007 musical documentary road movie directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, featuring singer Youssou N'Dour's journey along the trail left by slaves and by the jazz ...more

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Mouss Diouf "An intense drama of loss, solitude, love and hope. The Absence is the story of Adama Diop, a successful scientist who returns to his family in Senegal after 15 years in Paris. He is coming ...more

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Binta and the Great Idea Zeynabou Diallo, Agnile Sambou, Aminata Sane Binta and the Great Idea is a 2004 Spanish-Senegalese co-production short film by writer-director Javier Fesser. The film stars Zeynabou Diallo as Binta, Agnile Sambou as Binta's Father, and ...more

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Iso lo Iso lo is a 1994 documentary film.

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Baaba Maal: Live at the Royal Festival Hall Baaba Maal

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Contras' City Contras'city is a Senegalese 1968 short documentary film.

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Aminata Fall, Lissa Balera, Dieynaba Laam The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun is a family drama short film written and directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty.

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Liberté I Maurice Ronet, Corinne Marchand, Nanette Senghor Liberté I is a 1962 French-Senegalese film directed by Yves Ciampi. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.

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La Brèche La Brèche is a 2007 documentary film.

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Kaddu Beykat is a 1975 Senegalese film directed by Safi Faye. It was the first feature film made by a Sub-Saharan African woman to be commercially distributed and brought international ...more

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The Price of Forgiveness Hubert Koundé, James Campbell, Thierno Ndiaye Ndeyssaan is a 2001 film.

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Le Déchaussé Le Déchaussé is a 2002 film. It completes Laurence Attali’s Trilogy of Love. The first two films were Même le Vent and Baobab.

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Waliden, Children of Others "In Mali, as in many countries in Africa, the ancestral custom of informal or "traditional" adoption was used to positively consolidate the ties within the family. Children would ...more

Baba's Journey - An African Dr... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Movies From Senegal
Baba's Journey - An African Dream Baba's Journey - An African Dream is a 1994 comedy film directed by Christine Eymeric.

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Little Light Little Light is a 2003 short film directed by Alain Gomis.

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Le Monologue de la muette Le Monologue de la muette is a 2008 documentary film directed by Khady Sylla and Charles Van Damme.

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Le Temps d'un film Le Temps d'un film is a 2007 film.

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Africa First: Volume One Vuyisile Pandle, Mveleli Jela, Sibulele Mlumbi Africa First: Volume One is a film series composed by the films St. Louis Blues, The Tunnel, The Abyss Boys and Pumzi.

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Les larmes de l'émigration Les larmes de l’émigration is a 2010 documentary film directed by Alassane Diago.

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Wrestling Grounds Wrestling Grounds is a 2005 drama film directed by Cheikh Ndiaye.

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Mossane Isseu Niang, Abou Camara, Mustapha Yade Mossane is a 1996 Senegalese drama film directed by Safi Faye. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Unlike some of Faye's earlier films which use a ...more

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Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love is a 2008 musical documentary directed by Chai Vasarhelyi.

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Le Grand Magal de Touba