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Safi Faye

b. 1943, Dakar, Senegal

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Mossane (1996)

Synopsis: When Mossane was born, her parents had promised her to Diogoye, an emigrant living abroad. But Mossane, now 14,  is in love with Fara, without her parents knowing. When Mossane runs away from home to be with Fara, tragedy ensues.


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Selbé: One Among Many (1983) 

Synopsis: This documentary offers a rare glimpse of daily life in West Africa. Shot in Senegal, Selbe focuses on the social role and economic responsibility of women in their respective societies.


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Kaddu Beykat (1976)

Synopsis: Also known as Letter from my Village, this film follows the daily lives of a community in rural Senegal. Notable for being the first commercially distributed feature film made by a woman from a sub-Saharan African country.


*Selection of films; visit IMDB to see full filmography.

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