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Bamako
Bamako

Outside the modest home that singer Melé and her husband Chaka share with other families stands a make-shift open-air courtroom. The accused: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the inequities of globalization perpetrated on all of Africa. One by one, witnesses take the in stand Sissako’s pointed, nuanced meta-drama.

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Credits

DIRECTOR
Abderrahmane Sissako

SCREENPLAY
Abderrahmane Sissako

PRODUCER
Archipel 35 / Archipel 33

CAST
Aïssa Maïga
Tiécoura Traroé
Hélène Diarra
Habib Dembélé

Overview

DETAILS
Drama
French; Bambara
117 min.
France/Mali, 2006

DISTRIBUTOR
Icarus Films

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