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SMS Senegalese Film Festival – Mooloaade
October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(Drama by Sembene Ousmane, 2h05 min)
Six girls run away from a purification ceremony; four of them seek shelter with Colle Ardo while the other two are thought to have fled to the city. In this modern-day African village, female genital mutilation is a cultural tradition that has been practiced for many years. The little girls seek out Colle because she refused to let her daughter Amasatou undergo the painful procedure. According to tribal lore, this bold woman has something going for her in an ancient spell called the Moolaade (or Protection).