2013, Thu, Oct 03

Ceddo

D: Ousmane Sembène

Senegal 1977, 116 min., French/Wolof original with German subtitles

The revolt is announced in the title. “Ceddo” does not designate an ethnicity, but rather an attitude: a rebel people who defend their cultural tradition and identity against all forms of slavery. Ousmane Sembène condenses historical material from 16th- and 17th-century Senegal into a power struggle over secularization. A film in which language, the act of speaking and a princess play leading roles.