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WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY

WEST INDIES OU LES NÈGRES MARRONS DE LA LIBERTÉ
Algeria, France, Mauritania | 1979 | Med Hondo

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The most expensive African film production up to that time, this long-neglected, anti-colonialist musical extravaganza is set on a vast slave-ship set, where centuries of French oppression in the West Indies are explored via a mix of theatrical and cinematic conventions. French-Mauritanian filmmaker Med Hondo said he “wanted to free the very concept of musical comedy from its American trade mark,” and he succeeded. “An exhilarating cinema experience…A scathing and unapologetic attack on French imperialism and racism.” –Philip Concannon, British Film Institute. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 110 min.

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