Faat Kiné

Dir. Ousmane Sembène. 2001, 121 mins. 35mm print. With Venus Seye, Mame Ndoumbé, and Ndiagne Dia. Faat Kiné is the first of Sembène’s trilogy about the daily heroism of African women. Faat Kiné, a woman who owns a service station, is raising her two children as a single parent. Her mother, who was attacked by her father, who deemed her responsible for their daughter’s condition, moves in with her. Three generations of women live according to their ideals. The film was Sembène’s homage to the African woman; some critics called him Africa’s first feminist.

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