Sarah Maldoror

  • Sarah Maldoror
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Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Assistant director
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

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.

Source:
www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/sarah-maldoror-r9525.html
Updated by Thierno I. Dia, on 14 April 2020.

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