Kaddu beykat (1976) AKA Letter from My Village


Ngor is a young man living in a Senegalese village who wishes to marry Columba. Ongoing drought in the village has affected its crop of groundnuts and as a result, Ngor cannot afford the bride price for Columba.

Director: Safi Faye. AKA Letter from My Village
Stars: Assane Faye, Maguette Gueye.



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  1. VM
    February 15, 2021

    Thank you, This film was Directed by Safi Faye, not Mr. D’Amico. She is the first female filmmaker from Sub-Saharan Africa.

  2. VM
    February 15, 2021

    Thank you. This film is Directed by Safi Faye, not Mr. D’Amico. She was the first Female filmmaker from Sub-Saharan Africa. It is unfortunately common for films made by women to accidentally be credited to men (sometimes intentionally, but I’m sure that was not the case here).

    • Jon W.
      February 15, 2021

      Thanks for letting me know, Veronica, it was indeed unintentional I copy & paste the Director & Actors template so looks like I forgot to to edit the Director part from the previous film I posted. It’s fixed now 🙂

  3. Bernard Ntahondi
    September 25, 2022

    Such an interesting film. Love from Tanzania 🇹🇿

  4. Carlos Bermúdez
    March 11, 2023

    Thanks Dan, I just saw Mossane (1996) by this same director and I was very interested.

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