• Moolaade

A woman defies her village in Burkina Faso and casts a spell to protect four girls from ritual circumcision in Ousmane Sembene‘s 2004 drama Moolaadé, screening for free, Tuesday 3/9 in the College of DuPage’s Women’s Rights Day Film Festival.

“Among Sembene’s strengths as a storyteller are deceptive simplicity and apparent looseness, which allow his drama to steadily gather momentum and political force,” Jonathan Rosenbaum writes.