Moolaadé - Bann der Hoffnung
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Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène)

Collé Gallo Ardo Sy, circumcised, takes her only daughter away from the Purification. In seven years four young girls are saved from the Purification = Circumcision and request Collé Ardo Sy the Moolaadé. The village is in turmoil: two values come head to head: the right to asylum and the ancient tradition of female circumcision. (Festival information, Cannes 2004)