Camp Thiaroye


2h 32m 1988

Brief Synopsis

In a transit camp awaiting pay and demobilization, after fighting alongside the French during World War II, Senegalese soldiers are cheated out of half their pay. In the ensuing rebellion, the white racist officers massacre the black veterans.

Film Details

Also Known As
Camp at Thiaroye, The, Camp de Thiaroye
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
Senegal

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

Synopsis

In a transit camp awaiting pay and demobilization, after fighting alongside the French during World War II, Senegalese soldiers are cheated out of half their pay. In the ensuing rebellion, the white racist officers massacre the black veterans.

Film Details

Also Known As
Camp at Thiaroye, The, Camp de Thiaroye
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
Senegal

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 32m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States April 18, 1989

Released in United States Fall September 5, 1990

Released in United States February 1989

Released in United States March 1, 1991

Released in United States March 1989

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 6, 1988

Due to its controversial subject matter, the film was turned down by the 1988 Cannes Film Festival committee.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum of Young Cinema) February 11, 20 & 21, 1989.

Shown at Festival of Pan-African Cinema (FESPACO) March 1989.

Shown at London Film Festival November 26, 1988.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 24 - September 4, 1988.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 30 - May 13, 1990.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 10 & 12, 1989.

Released in United States 1988 (Due to its controversial subject matter, the film was turned down by the 1988 Cannes Film Festival committee.)

Released in United States February 1989 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (Forum of Young Cinema) February 11, 20 & 21, 1989.)

Released in United States March 1989 (Shown at Festival of Pan-African Cinema (FESPACO) March 1989.)

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 30 - May 13, 1990.)

Released in United States March 1, 1991

Released in United States April 18, 1989 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival April 18, 1989.)

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 10 & 12, 1989.)

Released in United States Fall September 5, 1990

Released in United States September 6, 1988 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 6, 1988.)

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) September 6, 1988.