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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of movies like Moolaadé and Karmen Gei. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Senegal?"
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    Guelwaar

    Isseu Niang, Abou Camara

    Released1992

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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 Italian Senate's...  more
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    Faat Kiné

    Awa Sene Sarr, Mame Ndoumbé

    Released2000

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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 place of women in...  more
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    Karmen Gei

    Stephanie Biddle, Thierno Ndiaye

    Released2001

    Directed byJoseph Gaï Ramaka

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    Ahmed

    Samir Guesmi

    Released2006

    Directed byAlain Gomis

    Ahmed is a 2006 film....  more
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    Camp Thiaroye

    Sidiki Bakaba, Camara Med Dansogho

    Released1988

    Directed byOusmane Sembène, Thierno Faty Sow

    Camp Thiaroye is a 1988 drama film written and directed by Ousmane Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow....  more
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    Amok

    Miriam Makeba

    Released1983

    Directed bySouheil Ben-Barka

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

    Une Fenêtre ouverte is a 2005 documentary film....  more
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    Ceddo

    Ousmane Sembène, Mustapha Yade

    Released1977

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    Ceddo is a 1977 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembène. It was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival....  more
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    Mandabi

    Isseu Niang, Mouss Diouf

    Released1968

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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....  more
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    Xala

    Abdoulaye Seck, Douta Seck

    Released1975

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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 is cursed with...  more
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    Moolaadé

    Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Rasmané Ouedraogo

    Released2004

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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 countries, from Egypt to...  more
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    Black Girl

    Anne-Marie Jelinck, Toto Bissainthe

    Released1966

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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 "The black girl of...", as in...  more
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    As A Man

    Samir Guesmi, Thierno Ndiaye

    Released2001

    Directed byAlain Gomis

    As A Man is a 2001 romantic drama written and directed by Alain Gomis....  more
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    Touki Bouki

    Mustapha Ture, Aminata Fall

    Released1973

    Directed byDjibril Diop Mambéty

    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 restored in...  more
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    Emitai

    Robert Fontaine, Michel Remaudeau

    Released1971

    Directed byOusmane Sembène

    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....  more
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    Hyenas

    Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye

    Released1992

    Directed byDjibril Diop Mambéty

    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 revenge parallels a critique of...  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 African. It...  more
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    Madame Brouette

    Sidi Niang, Ibrahima Mbaye Sope

    Released2002

    Directed byMoussa Sene Absa

    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

    Released2009

    Directed byDyana Gaye

    Un Transport en Commun is a 2009 film....  more
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    Dakar cherche de l'oxygène

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

    Aminata Fall, Dieye Ma Dieye

    Released1994

    Directed byDjibril Diop Mambéty

    Le Franc is a 1994 comedy short film written and directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty....  more
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    Atlantiques

    Atlantiques is a 2009 short, experimental and documentary film written and directed by Mati Diop....
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    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

    Released1997

    Directed byMoussa Sene Absa

    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 political career...  more
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    Fire of Mansaré

    Ibrahima Mbaye Sope, Khady Ndiaye Bijou

    Released2009

    Directed byMansour Sora Wade

    "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