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Film Explores Women's Rights, Ethics in Senegal

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Film Explores Women's Rights, Ethics in Senegal

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Film Explores Women's Rights, Ethics in Senegal

Film Explores Women's Rights, Ethics in Senegal

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The new film Moolaade, by Senagalese director Ousmane Sembene, is a tale of present-day Africa. The film explores tensions between those who want to maintain traditional practices like female circumcision and those promoting Western ideas of gender equality. Hear Howie Movshovitz of Colorado Public Radio.