Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 218: Mon Aug 7

Guelwaar (Sembène, 1993): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.35pm

This 35mm presentation, which also screens on August 17th, is part of the Ousmane Sembène season. You can find all the details here.

BFI introduction:
Here, Sembène continues to probe the theme of religious intolerance, previously explored in Ceddo, alongside a critique of neocolonial aid. Through biting satire, the filmmaker draws a rich and textured portrait of a community fractured between Muslims and Christians, through the tale of a Christian’s body mistakenly buried according to Muslim rites.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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