God of Thunder

Ousmane Sembène

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Senegal, Fiction, 1971, 103′

During WWII, French colonialist forces from Vichy’s government requested the most precious good in the Senegalese village of Efock: rice. The ethnical minority of the Diola organise for resistance: while traditional elders pray to Emitaï, the God of thunder, the women, more practical, hide the crops. This silent resistance story was censured for 5 years after its release in all francophone Africa.
This film is not in English and does not have subtitles in English.