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The Battle of Chile (1975, 1976, 1979)

The Battle of Chile is a documentary film, presented in a trilogy, directed by the Chilean director Patricio Guzman with help from four more members. The first part i.e. The Insurrection of Bourgeoisie presents a conflict of interest between the socialists and the capitalists represented by Salvador Allende with the support from the Popular Unity […]

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Moolade (2004)

Moolaadé (Bambara french for “magical protection”) is a 2004 film directed by the pioneer Senegalese writer-director Ousmane Sembène, who is often considered as “the father of African Cinema”. Moolaadé explores the practice of female genital mutilation, a common practice in a number of African and non-African countries and poses itself as an utterly compelling, realistic […]

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Xala (1975)

A 1975 Senegalese film directed by Ousmane Sembene, Xala is based on Sembene’s 1973 novel of the same title. The word ‘Xala’, in Wolof, translates to temporary sexual impotency. As the name suggests, this satirical comedy follows the life of El Hadji – a Senegalese businessman who becomes afflicted with an erectile dysfunction on the […]