Fantan Fanga

Director: Ladji Diakité and Adama Drabo
Country: Mali
Year: 2009
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: Bambara

 

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A gang of headhunters decapitate an albino villager, hoping that his body parts will make them rich, especially the head. Creating controversy, the other villages believe this will only bring misfortune. Which will it be, riches or misfortune?

About the Director

Ladji Diakité and Adama Drabo

Biography: Ladji Diakité was born in Bamako, Mali and holds a master’s degree in literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He also studied at the National Centre for Film Production. Diakité’s films include La Rencontre des chasseurs (2001), Duel à Dafa (2007) and Fantan Fanga (2009).

Biography: Adama Drabo was born in Bamako, Mali in 1948. While teaching primary school, he began writing for the theater. In 1979, he entered Mali’s Centre National de Production Cinématographique (CNPC) and later served as Cheick Oumar Sissoko’s assistant director on two films, Nyamanton and Finzan. In 1988, Drabo directed his own short film, Nieba, la journée d’une paysanne (Nieba, A Day in the Life of a Peasant Woman). Ta Dona (1991) was his first feature as a director. Adama Drabo passed away in 2009.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.biff.kr/eng/html/archive/arc_search_view.asp?idx=14190&target=search&c_idx=15&m_entry_year=2009)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Ta Dona (1994 – Adama Drabo);
Taafé Fanga (1998 – Adama Drabo);
Fantan Fanga (2010).

Filmography:
Nieba, la journée d’une paysanne (1988 – Adama Drabo);
Ta Dona (1991 – Adama Drabo);
Taafé Fanga (1997 – Adama Drabo);
La Rencontre des chasseurs (2001 – Ladji Diakité);
Kokadjè (2003 – Adama Drabo);
Duel à Dafa (2007 – Ladji Diakité);
Fantan Fanga (2009).