Camp de Thiaroye
A powerful historical drama that illustrates colonialism’s intrinsic links with fascism and racism, “Camp de Thiaroye” is based on real life events and takes place during the second World War. After a Senegalese platoon of French soldiers return home, only to be placed in Military holding camps, the film draws direct visual comparison to internment camps. When the soldiers begin to complain and learn of not receiving fair pay for their labor, they plan an uprising. Sembeme’s film reclaims Sengelese history by broadcasting this under-discussed atrocity.
Directors: Ousmane Sembene & Thierno Faty Sow