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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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