Video — 1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences, mono ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; mono. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 0.
""Mbëkk Mi", two words of Wolof which evoke the clandestine emigration. The expression beats, echoing the pirogues which throw themselves against the ocean waves and which are often wrecked at the end of their journeying. But Mbëkk mi is above all the refusal to resign oneself to the deadly blows of an unjust destiny. If these young Senegalese men in their prime pit themselves against so many perils, it's in the hope of finding a better life. But what happens on the other side of this disaster? The "wretched of the sea" leave their loved ones behind--their wives, their mothers. It is these women's unique voices that are heard in this documentary. Speaking straight to the camera with stark intimacy, we can hear their moving and dignified voices."
Video — 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"The necklace and the bead is a letter from a father to his daughter. A filmed letter exploring the mystery of woman. From the woman as a body of pain that gives life, to the woman's body as an object of seduction, to the woman's ever mutilated body"--Container.
Video — 1 online resource (120 minutes) Digital: data file.
Faat Kine joins a number of recent African films which use abusive, patriarchal relationships to symbolize the more general despoiling of Africa by a corrupt and ineffective (male) elite. Sembene may have first suggested this equation when the disgusted wife at the end of Borom Sarret leaves to earn the dinner money, probably by prostitution. By the time of Xala, El Hadji clearly represents a neo-colonialism scorned by his wives and daughter. In Moussa Sene Absa's Tableau Ferraille Gagnesiri, the faithful, traditional wife sails away from Damm, her vacillating politician husband, representing grassroots Africa finally abandoning its often self-interested leaders to set is own course; one can even imagine her becoming the self-reliant businesswoman, Faat Kine.