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Finye (The Wind)

Finye (The Wind)
  • 1982
  • Mali
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Souleymane Cissé
  • Written by: Souleymane Cissé
  • Cast: Fousseyni Sissoko
  • Language: Bambara

Social satire tackling the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. The rebellious daughter of a provincial military governor falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendant of one of Mali's chiefs of an earlier age, to the dismay of both their families. A mix of politics, romance and social commentary. Followed by a panel discussion on the links between the African oral storytelling tradition and African film as a contemporary medium of telling stories.

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