Showing: Med Hondo  

“Today we fight to uphold our dignity and leave a name!” After filming the Brechtian musical spectacle West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty, Mauritanian French director Med Hondo shifted to a more realistic, epic style to adapt Abdoulaye Mamani’s Sarraounia, a historical novel about the Battle of Lougou that unflinchingly depicts the horrors of colonial occupation and conflict.

Med Hondo Burkina Faso, 1986
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Soleil Ô

A furious howl of resistance against racist oppression, the debut from Mauritanian director Med Hondo is a bitterly funny, stylistically explosive attack on Western capitalism and the legacy of colonialism.

Med Hondo France, 1970
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West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty

Mauritanian French director Med Hondo’s West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty proved a watershed event for African cinema.

Med Hondo Mauritania, 1979
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