Bamako

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Released 2006

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Bamako

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2006
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Bamako is 2006 social drama that comes to you by African-French filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako. The film centers around the struggle between a husband and wife inside of a larger context - the poverty-stricken town they live in. Mele (Aissa Maiga) is a beautiful young woman who works as a singer in a bar. Her husband Chaka (Tiecoura Traore) is unemployed. This imbalance in responsibilities is a common cause of their marital problems. Things become increasingly difficult when a mock trial is set up in the courtyard behind their house. The trial attempts to explain why so many African cities are depraved of money and basic standards of living. The film suggests two international financial institutions might be responsible - the World Bank and the IMF. The story of Mele and Chaka is told with a comedic flair. Bamako attempts to raise awareness of the social injustices endured by the people of small African towns and cities. The film was so good it won the first Council of Europe Film Award (FACE) in 2007. Be sure to catch Bamako soon!moreless

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  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Bamako is something different: a work of cool intelligence and profound anger, a long, dense, argument that is also a haunting visual poem.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Bamako is an attack on globalization that is endlessly cogent, confrontational -- and, best of all, as captivating as it is illuminating.

  • 80

    Variety Deborah Young

    Rather miraculously, picture succeeds in painlessly educating its viewers about global politics and economics while it describes contemporary Africa with freshness and clarity.

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