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  1. The traditional people of the village are caught "between two elephants." The chief is trying to establish Islam, forcing people to take Islamic names, while the French colonial government pushes Christianity. This "battle of beliefs" turns deadly, with the survivors left with "Hobson's choice, " ("Ceddo"). This is the second Senegalese movie on Turner Classic Movies' "Foreign Film Sunday." The first film, "Emitai," (1971) deals with "the white man's war," World War II, as the Vichy French regime attempts to conscript military-age men and seize the village's rice for taxes. Both films have attracted controversy, from the government of Senegal and France, respectively.
  2. http://putlockers.tf/watch/qva6MRx3-peppermint-soda.html Charter Spectrum will be shutting off Analog cable TV and "going 100% digital"next month. One of the channels that will be lost from the "enhanced basic" cable TV lineup is Turner Classic Movies. (Basic digital is $65/month, and the Silver/Premium level one costs $85/month.) I've seen a number of great/obscure/thought-provoking foreign films over the years. However, Diane Kurys' "Peppermint Soda" hasn't played, as far as I know. So, submitted for your approval, a 1977 film about female coming-of-age in 1963 France. I'd given up on finding more than clips and full length versions dubbed into another language, but here's one for English speakers.
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