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Caught in the stranglehold of debt and structural adjustment, Africa is fighting for its survival. In the face of disaster, representatives of African society bring an action against international financial institutions.
The trial takes place in Bamako, in the yard of a house, among its inhabitants.
The film depicts a trial taking place in Bamako, the capital of Mali, amid the daily life that is going on in the city.
In the midst of that trial, two sides argue whether the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are guided by special interest of developed nations, or whether it is corruption and the individual nations' mismanagement, that is guilty of the current financial state of many poverty-stricken African countries as well as the rest of the poor undeveloped world.
The film even touches on European colonization and discusses how it plays a role in shaping African societies and their resulting poverty and issues.
Cast: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra
About this movie
Title: Bamako (2006)
Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
Date of birth: 13 October 1961, Kiffa, Mauritania
Writing credits: Abderrahmane Sissako
Country: Mali | France | United States
Language: French | Bambara
Runtime: 112 min.