In a small village in Burkina Faso, four young girls have fled the ritual of 'purification' and seek protection - moolaade - with Colle, a circumcised woman who helped her own daughter escape excision seven years earlier. In defiance of the traditionalists within the village, Colle grants the girls sanctuary and the scene is set for a tense confrontation between opposing sets of values.
exhilerating music, scenery, detailed imagery of a way of life and a brilliantly brave rebell
- Moolaade review by Norma Beedie
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This is a moving, disturbing and visually stunning film. The subject matter of female circumcision is brought home sensitively, the little girls running away from the ceremony to find protection from Coll is a little shock after becoming immersed in the beautiful filming, the landscape, clothes culure and the magnificent Mosque, The cast are convincing, beautiful music all the way through and the ending surprising .The interview with the director if nearly as uplifting as the film, as he descibes his search for location, how he organised the actors and children and shot the film without a hefty budget and in difficult climatic conditions, but mostly his efforts to take the film round villges in Africa to increase awareness about thee subject matter. A must, must see film!