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Bamako [videorecording] / a New Yorker Films release ; Archipel 33, Chinguitty Films, Mali Images présentent une coproduction ARTE France en association avec Louverture Films ; un film de Abderrahmane Sissako ; scénario et réalisation, Abderrahmane Sissako ; producteurs délégués Denis Freyd, Abderrahmane Sissako
[New York] : New Yorker Video, c2007
book jacket
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 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.2 .B352 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject International Monetary Fund -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama
World Bank -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama
Subject(s) Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama
Subject International Monetary Fund -- Drama
World Bank -- Drama
Subject(s) Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Married people -- Drama
Courtyards -- Drama
Women singers -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Mali -- Bamako -- Drama
Subject Bamako (Mali) -- Social conditions -- Drama
Bamako (Mali) -- Drama
Subject(s) Motion pictures -- Mali
Fiction films
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Note - System Details DVD, widescreen (letterboxed, 16x9, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Language French and Bambara dialogue, English subtitles
Cast Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé, Djénéba Koné, Aïssata Tall Sall, Roland Rappaport, William Bourdon, Mamadou Konaté, Mamadou Savadogo, Danny Glover
Credits Director of photography, Jacques Besse ; editor, Nadia Ben Rachid ; costumes, Maji-da Abdi ; production designer, Mahamadou Kouyaté
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
Special features include: interview with director Abderrahmane Sissako; interview with Danny Glover; comments from economists, scholars and activists; theatrical trailer
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
Alternate Author Sissako, Abderrahmane
Maïga, Aïssa
Traoré, Tiécoura
Diarra, Hélène
Dembélé, Habib
Glover, Danny
New Yorker Films
Archipel 33 (Firm)
Chinguitty Films (Firm)
Mali Images (Firm)
ARTE France
Louverture Films (Firm)
New Yorker Video (Firm)

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