A History of Independence

Also Known As: Il était une fois l’indépendance / Nziri Nin Kera Yeremahoronya Waati Ye
Director: Daouda Coulibaly
Countries: Mali / Senegal
Year: 2009
Running Time: 21 min.
Language: Bambara

history of independence

Following an African cinematic trend of retelling traditional oral stories through cinema, this film depicts the life of newlyweds Siré and Nama. Nama decides to make his home in a cave, where he will lead a hermit’s life and devote himself to God. One day, God sends an angel to Nama to thank him for being so devoted.

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