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Title:

SELBE ET TANT D'AUTRES

Series title:As Women See It
Title German:SELBE - EINE VON VIELEN
Title English:SELBE AND SO MANY OTHERS
Country:Senegal 1982
Format:16 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:30 Minutes
Age:ab 16 Jahre
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Faye, Safi
  
Producer:Hoffmann, Pierre



Storyline



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This revealing documentary offers a rare view of daily life in West Africa. Shot in Senegal, Selbe focuses on the social role and economic responsibility of women in African society. Because men often leave their communities to earn money in the city, women are left with sole responsibility for their families. Through the character of Selbe we observe how one woman`s personal struggle reflects the broader issues faced by many women in developing countries. Safi Faye, an ethnologist, is one of the most important woman directors in West Africa and the first woman from sub-Saharan Africa to direct a feature film. (A Women Make Movies release). (Africultures)