Director: Souleymane Cissè
Country: Mali
Year: 1978
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: Bambara


One day, a young Malian country boy working as a barra (a porter) in Bamako, makes friends with a young engineer who takes him under his wing, helping him out of trouble with the police and finds him a job in the factory. The engineer, who studies in Europe, tries to apply his liberal ideas in the factory. He takes on the house union, under the factory owner’s control, and enters into conflict with the factory management.