Born in 1938 in Candou (France).
Sarah MALDOROR, born Sarah DUCADOS in Gers, France is a black French film director. She choose her artist's name in remembrance of The Songs of Madoror by Lautréamont. She attended a drama school in Paris. Together with her companion Mário Pinto de Andrade she received a scholarship and studied film with Mark Donskoi in Moscow in 1961-62 where she met Ousmane Sembène. She is best known for her feature film Sambizanga (1972) on the 1961-1974 war in Angola. She made a number of important documentaries too.
She passed away in Paris, France, on 13 April 2020, due to coronavirus.
Updated by Thierno I. Dia, on 14 April 2020.