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Title Bamako [videorecording] / New Yorker Films presents an Abderrahmane Sissako film, an Archipel 33, Chinguitty Film, Mali Images, Arte France co-production in association with Louverture Films ; produced by Denis Freyd and Abderrahmane Sissako ; written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : New Yorker Video, [2008]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BAM    Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Interview with director Abderrahmane Sissako; interview with Danny Glover; comments from economists, scholars and activists; theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Jacques Besse ; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid ; costumes, Maji-da Abdi ; production designer, Mahamadou Kouyaté.
Cast Aïssa Maïa, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé, Djénéba Koné, Aïssata Tall Sall, Roland Rappaport, William Bourdon, Mamadou Konaté, Mamadou Savadogo, Danny Glover.
Summary Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, widescreen (letterboxed, 16:9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language French and Bambara dialogue, English subtitles.
Subject International Monetary Fund -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama.
World Bank -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama.
Feature films.
Bamako (Mali) -- Drama.
Added Author Freyd, Denis.
Sissako, Abderrahmane.
Maïga, Aïssa.
Traoré, Tiécoura.
Diarra, Hélène.
Dembélé, Habib.
Koné, Djénéba. 1992-2011
Sall, Aïssata Tall.
Rappaport, Roland.
Bourdon, William.
Konaté, Mamadou Kani.
Savadogo, Mamadou.
Glover, Danny.
New Yorker Films.
Archipel 33 (Firm)
Chinguitty Films (Firm)
Mali Images (Firm)
ARTE France.
Louverture Films (Firm)
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 1567304729 : $29.95
9781567304725 : $29.95
Standard No. 717119109745
Music No. 109708 New Yorker Video

 
    
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