Marie Michael Library

Title

Faat Kine

Length

121 min.

File No

750

Format

DVD

Description

Faat Kine is an independent single mother and successful business woman who runs a gasoline franchise. As she reflects back on her life, her mother's life and the future of her daughter, we recognize the difficulties facing women, the attitudes and institutions that have constrained them, as well as the possibility for change emerging from today's youth. Senegalese film director Ousmane Sembê¨ne critiques the failure of the generation of men who have led Senegal since independence while celebrating the success of people like Faat Kine who could point the way for the revitalization of Africa.

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