Camp de Thiaroye

Ousmane Sembène, Thierno Faty Sow

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia, Fiction, 1988, 157′

Maybe Sembène’s masterpiece and one of cinema’s most intense condemnations of colonialism. At the end of WWII, Senegalese soldiers are coming home from Europe and placed in Thiaroye’s military camp. Given the poor conditions they are kept and also the cut in severance pay, the soldiers revolt. The tragedy happens with their massacre at the hands of the French army. Winner of the jury special grand prize in Venice.

This film is not in English and does not have subtitles in English.