Country:Senegal 1992
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:105 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III

Director :Sembène, Ousmane
Screenplay:Sembène, Ousmane
Cinematography:Gentil, Dominique
Editing:Debril, Marie-Aimée
Music:Maal, Baba
Sound:BÂ, Moctar Ndiouga
Cast:Camara, Abou
 Doss, Thierno Ndiaye
 Seck, Omar
Producer:Perrin, Jacques
 Sembène, Ousmane
Production company:Filmi Doomireew
 Channel 4 Television Corporation
 France 3 Cinéma
 Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)


When the body of Guelwaar ("the noble one"), a political activist, philanderer, and pillar of the Christian community, is mistakenly buried in a Muslim cemetery, the result is a perfect storm of bureaucratic red tape, family disputes, and religious conflict. As usual with Sembene, Guelwaar is many films in one: black comedy, political allegory, social satire, family drama, and, at the end, thunderous indictment of the twin evils of homegrown African corruption and neocolonial Western aid. Guelwaar, a proud man, was rejecting corruption and neo-imperialism (which kill senegalese and african pride), is buried in a Muslim cemetary. His family, his community will face a religious conflict. Guelwaar is a Christian. (Africultures)

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