faat-kine

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“We have all the responsibilities of a man, but none of the advantages”

A scene from Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene’s 2000 film Faat Kine, where the women discuss their roles as related to their social status, culture, tradition and so-called ‘modernity’ influenced by the Westernization of the country, family responsibility, marriage and relationships, and sex.

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

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African movies in French are the best things ever. I’ve always said that older African speak the best and most sophisticated kind of French. We own your language colonizers. Désolée les amis.