Ceddo is a Franco – Senegalese film written and directed by Ousmane Sembène , released in 1977 1 .
Ceddo is a key film in the work of filmmaker Ousmane Sembène . This film in costume tells an important episode in the history of West Africa . He signs the refusal of a cinema of misery 2 . It is a political film that shows the popular resistance to religious oppression. The film was censored in Senegal between 1979 and 1984 by President Léopold Sédar Senghor under the pretext that Ceddo only takes one d 3 , 4 .