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Finzan [videorecording] / une co-production, Kora Films, ZDF, CNPC ; scénario et réalisation, Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Alternate Title Subtitle on disc: A dance for the heroes
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel [distributor, 2008?]
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .F557 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Bambara (African people) -- Marriage customs and rites -- Drama
Bambara (African people) -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Female circumcision -- Mali -- Drama
Women -- Mali -- Social conditions -- Drama
Subject Mali -- Social life and customs -- Drama
Physical Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
Sound Characteristics digital optical rda
Video Characteristics NTSC
Digital File Characteristics video file DVD video region 1 rda
video file DVD-R
Note - System Details DVD-R
Language In Bambara and French with English subtitles
Cast Diarrah Sonogo, Koti, Oumar Namory Keïta, Saïdou Touré
Credits Picture, Cheik Hamalla Keïta; camera, Mamadou Famakan Coulibaly, Mohamed Lamine Touré; editor, Ouoba Motandi
Note Originally produced in Mali and released as a motion picture in 1990
Summary Tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow, refuses her brother-in-law, the village fool, when he asserts his traditional right to "inherit" her. Fili, a young girl sent from the city by her conservative father, is brutally circumcised by the village women who are scandalized that she resists the age-old custom
Alternate Author Sissoko, Cheick Oumar
Sanogo, Diarrah
Keïta, Oumar Namory
Kora Films (Firm)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Centre national de production cinématographique du Mali
California Newsreel (Firm)

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