Showdown on the (Global) Village Square

Seattle Weekly | February 16, 2005
The Cannes Film Festival smash hit Moolaadé is about female genital mutilation, a stupid, wicked custom practiced in most African nations, but it's not really an issue film. If you shy away from seeing it because you expect to be bored or lectured to, you're a fool. And don't fear, as I did, that the grisly subject will prove too upsetting to witness—legendary Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene skillfully conveys the horror without visual overkill.

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