Ousmane Sembene1971-1980African CinemaDramaPoliticsSenegal

Ousmane Sembene – Emitaï AKA God of Thunder (1971)

Emitaï (1971)
Emitaï (1971)

With revolutionary outrage, Ousmane Sembène chronicles a period during World War II when French colonial forces in Senegal conscripted young men of the Diola people and attempted to seize rice stores for soldiers back in Europe. As the tribe’s patriarchal leaders pray and make sacrifices to their gods, the women in the community refuse to yield their harvests, incurring the French army’s wrath. With a deep understanding of the oppressive forces that have shaped Senegalese history, Emitaï explores the strains that colonialism places upon cultural traditions and, in the process, discovers a people’s hidden reserves of rebellion and dignity.

Emitaï (1971)
Emitaï (1971)
Emitaï (1971)

Container: Matroska
Runtime: 1 h 41 min
Size: 2.29 GiB
Codec: x264
Resolution: 960x576
Aspect ratio: 5:3
Frame rate: 23.976 fps
Bit rate: 3 000 kb/s
BPP: 0.226
#1: French 1.0ch FLAC @ 241 kb/s


Language(s):Wolof, French

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