Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Running Time: 115 min.
Language: French with English subtitles and Bambara
Set in the courtyard of a mud walled house in Bamako, the capitol city of Mali, the intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. African civil society is taking action against the World Bank and the IMF whom they directly blame for Africa’s woes. A lush mix of warm colors and inspirational music, Bamako is a unique opportunity for a worldwide audience to become familiar with contemporary Africa.