• 2006
  • Mali / US / France
  • 1h 57min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
  • Cast: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré
  • Language: French, Bambara

African political drama following a mock trial in the Malian city of Bamako between African civil society and Western financial institutions. Avoiding dour didacticism by contrasting the proceedings with snapshots of everyday life, this is more than an exercise in the iniquities of globalization.

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7 May 20074 stars

Written and directed by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako (Waiting for Happiness, Life on Earth), Bamako provides a refreshing African variation on the conventional political drama. Set in the backyard of a house in the Malian city of Bamako…

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