Faat Kiné (Senegal: 2001)


Ousmane Sembène

Cast list

Venus Seye as Faat Kiné
Mame Ndoumbé as Mammy
Ndiagne Dia as Djip
Mariama Balde as Aby
Awa Sene Sarr as Mada
Tabata Ndiaye as Amy Kasse


Writing credits: Ousmane Sembène

Production credits: Wongue Mbengue


Following two pregnancies out of wedlock, middle-aged Faat Kiné has successfully made a living for herself and her children within a society dominated by patriarchy. With both of her children having received their baccalaureates, Kiné reminisces upon her own youth and the obstacles she was forced to overcome to reach success.


Elvis Mitchell At a Gas Station, Finding the Answers to Life’s Questions The New York Times (online magazine)

Christoph Huber Ein schönes, entspanntes Alterswerk von Ousmane Sembene... Alles Film (online review)

Stephen Murray Faat Kine Epinions (online review)

Esther Iverem In 'Faat Kine', Women Get Their Due Seeing Black (online review)

Ken Fox Faat Kine Review TV Guide (online magazine)

Academic articles:

Adams, Anne V. “Ousmane Sembène’s Faat Kiné.” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. (2002): 16-17. Print.

Gadjigo, Samba. “Faat Kine, Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 2001.” African Studies Review. 44 (2001): 123-126. Print.

Orlando, Valerie. “The Afrocentric Paradigm and Womanist Agendas in Ousmane Sembène’s Faat Kiné (2001).” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 26.2 (2006): 213-224. Print.

Sembène, Ousmane, Baba Diop, and Venus Seye. “Ousmane Sembène: La Banlieue Des Femmes- Ousmane Sembène : the Suburbs of Women.” Ecrans D’afrique = African Screen. (1998): 91-95. Print.

Senegalese Films: Kaddu Beykat, Black Girl, Faat Kiné, Mossane, Moolaadé, Borom Sarret, Hyénes, Xala, Liberté I, List of Senegalese Films, Mandabi. Memphis: Books LLC, 2010. Print.

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