Ceddo (Outsiders)
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Set in the 17th century, the kidnapping of a proud African princess becomes the catalyst in a power struggle involving guardians of tradition, missionaries, and slave traders.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ousmane Sembene's 1977 Senegalese film was attacked for daring to depict life in precolonial Africa as something less than paradisiacal."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Most of the film consists of meetings between different factions and groups, all conducted according to ancient tribal customs."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Banned in Senegal on an absurd technicality which is merely the tip of an iceberg of threats posed by a film which picks at the scab of many of Senegal's current sores."
‑ , Time Out
"Micro-epic from Senegal. The film is weak on style, acting, and pacing, but has a really good story."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Only twice, in fantasy sequences, does Mr. Sembene allow himself the imaginative film maker's freedom to distort history to achieve some kind of dramatic truth. The rest is picturesque."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"An interesting but failed attempt to shed some light on Senegal's history."
‑ , Film4
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