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Title Yeelen [videorecording] / Filimu SISE bèna = Brightness / Cissé Films present ; Solomani Sise, ka dja laben nè.

Imprint New York : Kino on Video, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Bam YEE    DUE 04-08-24 OFF CAMPUS
Order cancelled for GDL Central Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The films of Souleymane Cisse
Films of Souleymane Cissé.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1987; released in association with Cinecom International Films.
Credits Photography, Jean-Noel Ferragut, Jean-Michel Humeau ; editor, Dounamba Coulibaly ; music, Salif Keita, Michel Portal.
Cast Isiyaka Kane, Awa Sangare, Nyamanto Sanogo, Bala Musa Keyita, Sumba Tarawolo, Isimayila Sar, Koke Sangare, Yusufu Tenen Sise, Sidi Jalo.
Summary A film adaptation of one of the great oral epics of the Bambara people, set during the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century. Tells the story of Nianankoro, a young Bambara warrior destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father, and, inevitably, himself. The climactic flash of light which floods the screen at the film's end ushers in a new purified world order and captures the Bambara belief in time as circular, not linear, always returning to that initial "brightness" which created the world.
System Details DVD.
Language Bambara dialogue, English subtitles ; summaries in French.
Subject Bambara (African people) -- Drama.
Bambara (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies -- Drama.
Mali -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fantasy films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Malian.
Motion pictures, African.
Added Author Cissé, Souleymane. Director. Screenwriter. Producer.
Keïta, Salif, 1949- Composer.
Portal, Michel, 1935- Composer.
Keita, Balla Moussa. Actor.
Kane, Issiaka. Actor.
Traoure, Soumba. Actor.
Sangare, Aoua. Actor.
Sanogo, Niamanto. Actor.
Sarr, Ismaila. Actor.
Sangare, Koke. Actor.
Cissé Films.
Cinecom International Films.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Brightness
Standard No. 738329025922
Music No. K259 Kino International

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