Ousmane SEMBENE Thierno FATY SOW
  • 2024
  • Cannes Classics
  • World Cinéma Project

CAMP DE THIAROYE represents a further development in Sembène’s approach to language. The film, written and directed with Thierno Faty Sow, is a forceful epic political drama, based on real events and on their own experiences. The story deals with injustice, hypocrisy, colonialism, and racism, culminating in a massacre. CAMP DE THIAROYE shows white oppression resuming as a regiment of West African Armed Forces soldiers return to an army post in Senegal from the European warfront where they faced death every day, only to now face indignities and racism from the French they helped liberate from fascism.

Directed by : Ousmane SEMBENE, Thierno FATY SOW
Year of production: 1988
Country: Senegal, Algeria, Tunisia
Duration: 153