Mauritania (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Timbuktu (2014)
92 metascore

Timbuktu (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, War

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed

Votes: 16,547 | Gross: $1.08M

Oh, Sun (1967)

98 min | Drama

A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. However, he is disappointed when he sees racial inequity as blacks are relegated to manual labor while less skilled whites are given preferential treatment.

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus, Ambroise M'Bia, Gabriel Glissant

Votes: 278

Waiting for Happiness (2002)

90 min | Drama, Music

The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed, Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda

Votes: 947 | Gross: $0.00M

Life on Earth (1998)

61 min | Comedy, Drama

In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly

Votes: 346

Sarraounia (1986)

120 min | Drama, History, War

On January 2 1899, starting from the French Soudan, a french column under the commandment of the captains Voulet and Chanoine is send against the black Sultan Rabah in what is now the ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aï Keïta, Jean-Roger Milo, Féodor Atkine, Didier Sauvegrain

Votes: 136

West Indies (1979)

110 min | Drama, Musical

This vast musical fresco covers hundreds of years of history from enslavement to 20th-century immigration. Set on an enormous slave ship and boasts a dazzling array of brilliant choreography, wide-ranging musical styles and sharp satire.

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Cyril Aventurin, Fernand Berset, Roland Bertin, Gérard Bloncourt

Votes: 51

Travelling for Beauty (2013)

93 min | Documentary, Adventure

Perceived 'too big' in her home country and currently confronted with the relevance of 'body' and 'beauty', author Tine Wittler travels to Mauritania, a country in the Sahara desert where ... See full summary »

Director: René Schöttler | Stars: Dimi Mint Abba, Wafa M. El Hassan, Aminetou Mint el Moktar, Aderrahmane Ould Ahmed Salem

Jihadists (2016)

75 min | Documentary, War

Filmmakers expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists.

Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem | Stars: Oumar Ould Hamaha, François Margolin

Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.00M

End of the Road (2010)

R | 73 min | Documentary, Adventure

Desperate to dispel the ridicule of their peers, two life-long friends attempt to travel 4000 miles across seven countries and the Sahara desert in a car bought for 100 pounds.

Director: Richard Nicholls | Stars: Alexis Dubus, Sy Thomas

Votes: 27

October (1993)

36 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Irina Apeksimova, Andrei Baratov, Klavdiya Belova, Wilson Buyaya

Votes: 41

Watani, un monde sans mal (1998)

78 min | Drama

Two men of different backgrounds lose their respective jobs, setting off a series of events that brings them together in tragic circumstances.

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Patrick Poivey, Coumba Awa Tall, Mboup Massyla, Anne Jolivet

Votes: 6

Letters to Angel (2011)

118 min | Drama

Film about a man who was sent to fight in Afghanistan years ago, where he converted to Islam. He now returns home only to find himself facing another kind of war.The front line in the ... See full summary »

Director: Sulev Keedus | Stars: Tõnu Oja, Rain Simmul, Ketter Habakukk, Ragne Pekarev

Votes: 97

The Game (1991)

23 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: A. Hodjaev, H. Norliev, Bechim Nouriev

Votes: 46

Les Bicots-Nègres vos voisins (1974)

190 min | Drama

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Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Armand Abplanalp, Jean Berger, Claude Debord, Ahmed Hasmaou

Votes: 22

Faisons ensemble la patrie mauritanienne (1976)

80 min

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Director: Mohamed Ould Saleck

Free Bullet (2015)

50 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Nioumoune Island, Senegal. Boniface, a young priest torn between his desires, escapes from his parish. The edge of his makeshift boat, it crosses a disturbing maze of mangroves. In search ... See full summary »

Directors: Caroline Detournay, Paulina Pisarek | Star: Boniface Badiate

Waiting for Men (2007)

56 min | Documentary

In Mauritania, a country seemingly bound by tradition and male dominance, three women speak freely about sex, love and money.

Director: Katy Ndiaye

Votes: 8

Beyond: An African Surf Documentary (2017)

111 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Africa, Europe - Europe and Africa: Surfers live differently on each continent and Africa marks a special place - as surfing is in many places at its very beginnings. 'Beyond - An African ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Hainzl

Votes: 27

Rostov-Luanda (1998)

76 min | Documentary

Born in Mauritania and raised in Mali, Abderrahmane Sissako received a scholarship to study film in Moscow, after graduating from school. To learn Russian, he was sent to Rostov on the Don ... See full summary »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Votes: 20

Fatima, the Algerian Woman of Dakar (2004)

89 min | Drama

In the summer of 1957, during the Algerian war, the Senegalese sub-lieutenant Souleymane Fall discovers among the bushes a young girl, Fatima, stunned, her eyes bulging with fear. He rapes ... See full summary »

Director: Med Hondo | Stars: Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, Amel Djemel, Thierno Ndiaye Doss, Mame Ndoumbé

Votes: 10

Trail of Hope (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

On the deserted highway Nouakchott-to-Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women's rights.

Director: Mohamed Echkouna | Stars: Menine Abdallahi, Zeinebou Ahmed, Mohamed Vall Bilal, Khadijetou Brahime

Votes: 25

Safrana or Freedom of Speech (1978)

110 min | Drama

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Director: Sidney Sokhona | Stars: Joseph Akouissone, Maurice Alezra, Béatrice Boffety, Patrick Demeester

Votes: 6

Nous aurons toute la mort pour dormir (1977)

160 min | Documentary

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Director: Med Hondo

La Guera, my forgotten land (2015)

29 min | Documentary, Short, History

Mohamed lives in Nouadhibou, in Mauritania. But he can always see the ghost of his former town in front of his eyes. Aalien, the postman, fled to refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. But he's... See full summary »

Directors: Fiorella Bendoni, Gilberto Mastromatteo | Stars: Mamia Abba, Mohamed Alewa, Abdellahi Bucheiba, Zeinabu Buna Meguey

I Don't Touch the Gold (2014)

51 min | Documentary, Adventure

Mama Sissoko is responsible for cleaning central point in the village. Children and adults work in an extreme conditions,they don't have proper equipment so they use mercury to find gold. ... See full summary »

Director: Paulina Pisarek

Days of Hope (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Drama, News

Every year thousands of Africans leave their families behind and risk their lives in hope of a better life. Days of Hope, brings us close to these people, providing an inside look at the struggles these emigrants face.

Director: Ditte Haarløv Johnsen

Votes: 6

Adrift: People of a Lesser God (2010)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

ADRIFT- People of a Lesser God is the story of an incredible odyssey made by several-times Pulitzer Prize-nominated undercover reporter Dominique C. Mollard. In this gripping story, Mollard... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Mollard | Star: Dominique Mollard

Votes: 25

Daesh Mauritania (2020)

24 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary about religious extremism in Mauritania and those who fight it.

Director: Sammy Ahmed | Star: Yehdih Ould Dahi

Still Slaves: The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

52 min | Documentary, History | Post-production

Through the lens of ancient slavery in West Africa, 'Still Slaves' explores the rampant slavery, known to most as human trafficking, that continues to thrive along this notorious coastline.... See full summary »

Director: Ann Margret Nielsen | Star: Anna Newell

Rahman (2017)

30 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

A journey seeks deep to the soul of a place that turned from an exile of illegitimate children and garbage into a space for cultural diversity and cinema in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Directors: Awadh Alhamzani, Deepak Gattani | Star: A.R. Rahman

Slavery's Last Stronghold (2012 TV Movie)


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Director: John D. Sutter

Ballade aux sources (1965)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Med Hondo

Partout peut-être ou nulle part (1967)

30 min | Short

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Director: Med Hondo

Our Marine World Heritage (2010)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Family

What do the Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Wadden Sea in the North Sea and Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica have in common? These are just three of the 43 exceptional ... See full summary »

Star: Chard Hayward

La faim du monde - Sahel, la faim, pourquoi? (1981)

105 min | Documentary

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Directors: Med Hondo, Théo Robichet

Reewo Daande Maayo (1979)

60 min | Documentary

A semi-fictional and semi-documentary study of the effects of irrigation on a pastoral people in Southern Mauritania and Northern Senegal commissioned by SONADER, a public agency run by Mauritania's Ministry of Rural Development.

Director: N'Gaido Ba

From Slavery to Empowerment: Haratin women in Mauritania (2015)

28 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Female Haratins face double discrimination both as members of the 'slave caste' and because they are women. They face the threats of forced and/or early marriage (in order to maximise their... See full summary »

The Difference (II)

58 min | Documentary, Drama, Family | Post-production

The perpetual rumbling of wagons on rusty tracks disappearing on desert horizon. The bleating of goats suffering from heat and thirst. Freight cars with Bedouins and cezve of strong mint ... See full summary »

Director: Tommaso Cotronei

Chinguetti - Cidade da Tolerância (2008 Video)

50 min | Documentary, War

This documentary describes a society and the traditions of one of the most important Islamic cities in the Muslim world that is under a permanent threat of disappearing due to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, Orlando Alegria

Votes: 6

Bordeaux-Nouakchott (2006)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Adrien Camus, Christophe Leroy | Stars: Abdallah, Pierre

Des traces sous le bitume (2005)

52 min | Documentary

Embarked in a convoy of old jalopies in a road movie between France and Mauritania, the directors meet unconventional characters living according to their own moral, and film their unorthodox portraits: a strange outing across the desert.

Directors: Adrien Camus, Christophe Leroy

Njinga (2014)

138 min | Documentary, Adventure

Explorer/adventurer, Kate Leeming has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator. Kate's incredible Expedition - A ten month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point ... See full summary »

Director: Martin McCann

It's Up 2 U (2008 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

The globalisation leaves behind profiteers and victims. But the boundary between them does not follow national or continental borders. The Mauretanian camel milk dairy at the edge of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Westermann

Sheikh Ponzi (2019)

25 min | Documentary, Short

"Sheikh Ponzi" exposes the shady business practices of Sheikh Ali al-Rida, a prominent religious leader with close spiritual ties to the Mauritanian president Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Director: Sammy Ahmed | Star: Sheikh Al Ridha Al-Saidy

I Love Mali (2013)

28 min | Documentary, Short, History

Since the beginning of 2012, the war in northern Mali has provoked the displacement of 250,000 people. More than 75,000 are now refugees in Mauritania, living in the Mberra camp. Most of ... See full summary »

Director: Emanuela Zuccala

Carnets d'un grand détour (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Family

From Gibraltar to Bamako. If you were to were to walk all the way, what sort of encounters would be in store for you ? Would the routes of different migrations cross ? Would the path ... See full summary »

La blessure de l'esclavage (2009)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Ousmane Diagana