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Return to Gorée (Retour à Gorée) Reviews

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March 18, 2011
It provides ample moments for reflection -- and maybe, judging by the reactions of the American musicians who go back home in his film, a little bit of healing, too
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2008
Conversations full of memorable words and what can only be called 'genuineness' push Youssou N'Dour: Return to Gorée into the realm of unforgettable filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 3, 2008
The serious undertones of the film are very real and played out with rapture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2008
A wondrous trip with Africa's greatest singer as he bonds with his musical brethren in the New World.
August 29, 2008
Trace[s] influences and celebrate connections with tunes to make you tap and sway.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2008
Unlike Maria Bethania: Music Is Perfume, Youssou N'Dour: Return to Goree is a documentary that actually has something on its mind beyond pandering to a singer's fan base.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2008
Points to Bourgeaud for not whitewashing the beautifully awkward moments of cultural misunderstanding
August 26, 2008
A picture which chillingly conveys a palpable sense of what being a direct victim of slavery might have felt like and why the fallout from that evil institution persists to this day like the proverbial ripples on a pond.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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