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About: West African Islam on Film: Replies [4]

Tue, 29 Oct 1996 11:30:54 -0500

Originally from: <owner-african-cinema-conference@XC.Org>
Originally dated: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 11:30:54 -0500

Here is several replies to this query....
From: owner-h-afrlitcine
To: Multiple recipients of list H-AFRLITCINE
Subject: West African Islam on Film: Replies [2] (fwd)
Date: Monday, 28 October, 1996 2:19PM
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996
From: Abdin Chande

I think Basil Davidson's Africa series esp. parts 3 (Caravans
of Gold) and 4 (Kings and cities) while not dealing specifically
with the subject of Islam provide information about Islam in
West Africa in a historical context.

Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996
From: John_Dunn, Valdosta State University

Wasn't there a film entitled "Ceddo" (sp.?). I saw this long ago, but
remember west African Muslims were protagonists and the time frame was
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 15:38:17 -0600
From: "Danna R. Williams" <>

In response to Misty Bastian's query on depiction of
Islam outside the Middle East, I can recommend the film
"Ceddo" by Sembene Ousmane (Senegalese dir.) which
represents a criticism of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa, and
the Algerian film "Bab-el-Oued City" by Merzak Allouache.
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 17:18:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Patrick Mensah <>


Ousmane Sembene's _Ceddo_ and _Guelwaar_ both came to mind
quite readily. I hope that helps a little.

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