Tauw (Senegal: 1970)

Director

Ousmane Sembène

Cast list

Mamadou M'bow
Amadou Dieng
Fatim Diane
Coumba Mané
Yoro Cissé
Mamadou Diagne
Christophe N'doulabia

Credits

Screenplay: Ousmane Sembène

Cinematography: Georges Caristan

Editing: Mawa Gaye

Sound: El Hadji Mbow

Music: Samba Diabaré Samb

Synopsis

This film follows a 20-year-old Senegalese man named Tauw who searches for work and tries to support his pregnant girlfriend. His younger brother Ouman has troubles of his own involving the religious nature of his school. These two brothers ultimately must cope with a society in a state of change and uncertainty.

Reviews

Brunette, Peter. Ousmane Sembene: Interviews. University of Mississippi Press, 2008. pg 31. Print.

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