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Bamako
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Bamako

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1 hr 52 min
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Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa's woes... Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard. Chaka does not seem to be concerned by this novel Africa's desire to fight for its rights...

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako (France/Mali, 2006)
Cast: Aïssa Maïga (Melé), Tiécoura Traoré (Chaka), Hélène Diarra (Saramba), Habib Dembélé (Falaï)
Genre: drama
Awards: Best French-speaking film at the Lumières de la presse (2007), Grand Prix du public at the Rencontres Paris Cinéma and the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (2006)