"Camp de Thiaroye"
Directed by Ousmane Sembene / Thierno Faty Sow
Following their honorable service in World War II, a
group of black soldiers from all over West Africa report to a transit camp
in Dakar. There, they are treated very little better than prisoners and
denied the back-pay they were promised, leading to a revolt in which they
take their French commanding officer hostage. A devastating account of
colonial injustice. "Sembene and Sow have made what is not only a humane,
passionate film, but an honest and vital memorial to those men who died,
after the war, at Camp Thiaroye" (Tom Charity, Time Out Film Guide).
In Wolof and French with optional English subtitles. 152 minutes.