Bamako

Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako

France-Mali 2006 | Colour | 112 mins | Cert PG

Cast: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré

Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up. Chakra is much too occupied with her own problems to be concerned with the trial court that has been set up in the communal courtyard outside her house aiming to hold the World Bank and the IMF to account for Africa's woes. The film is an oddly brilliant and rightly impassioned critique of Western involvement in Africa.

Available on: DVD

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