KEITA, L'HÉRITAGE DU GRIOT (1995)

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Alternative titles

  • KEITA! THE VOICE OF THE GRIOT Alternative
  • KEITA, DE BOUCHE À OREILLE Alternative
  • KEITA Alternative

Synopsis

Mabo is a young boy living in Sindou, in the west of Burkina Faso. He is caught between Djéliba, the old griot who represents the Africa of yesterday, and his school teacher, who is anxious to transmit modern knowledge to him. Through epic tales told by Djéliba to young Mabo, the film tells the story of the Kouyaté clan from which the griots (oral historians) came, starting from the thirteenth right up to the twentieth Century - the era of the Mandingo kingdom under the legendary hero Soundiata Keita.

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