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Sunday, December 02, 2007

FILMS: On our TiVo list

































We stopped watching BET a looooooooooong time ago but recently made an exception for its "American Gangster" series and Africana series, which showcases movies from the continent on its sister channel BET J. While channel surfing today we happened upon the Senegalese movie Ndeysaan: Le Prix du Pardon, about two friends who battle for the same girl in a Lebou fishing village. Not only was it beautifully shot, it showcases amazingly good storytelling, conjuring up techniques of the griot, and beautifully recreates the traditional religious practices of the region without looking like a "dark continent" cliché.

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