Based on the collection of short stories "Véhi Ciosane" by Ousmane Sembène

The pregnancy of a young woman creates a scandal in her community, where incest, parricide, cowardice, resentment, and power struggles collide.


Sow (The shoemaker griot), Astou N'Diaye (The griote), Mame Dia (The mother), Modou Sène (The soldier)


Locarno International Film Festival 1964 : Special mention

  • Directing / Screenplay

    Sembene Ousmane

  • Assistant director

    Ibrahima Barro

  • Photography

    Georges Caristan

  • Editing

    Andre Gaudier

  • Production companies

    Films Domirev

  • Technical information

    29 minutes - 1.37 - 35mm - Noir et blanc - Mono