Tinye So

Director: Daouda Coulibaly
Country: Mali
Year: 2010
Running Time: 25 min
Language: Bambara with English subtitles

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In Bambara tradition, the dead is supposed to be the truth holder. But because they are no longer heard, the ancestors decide to speak for the very last time. They are going to tell their truth and then they will fall silent.

About the Director

Daouda Coulibaly

dcoulibalyBiography: Daouda Coulibaly is a Malian French director. He grew up in Marseilles, France. After a few years in audiovisual editing, he opted to be a director, and then he made his first short film, A History of Independence, inspired from a traditional tale. Further to the good impression made by A History of Independence, he was retained by the programme Focus Features – Africa First. Inspired by the traditional way of narration and by Ousmane Sembène, he made a work that reflects the relationship between African film and literature: Tinye So, selected at FESPACO 2011.

(Source: http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=17782)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A History of Independence [Il était une fois l’indépendance/Nziri Nin Kera Yeremahoronya Waati Ye] (2011);
Tinye So (2011).

Filmography:
A History of Independence [Il était une fois l’indépendance/Nziri Nin Kera Yeremahoronya Waati Ye] (2009);
Tinye So (2010).