“A work of cool intelligence and profound anger … a haunting visual poem.” —New York Times
Bamako puts the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on trial for the damage they have done to Africa, with a cast that includes real-life judges and lawyers set in a large family courtyard in Mali’s capital city. The film is extraordinary for its moving portrayal of ways that Malians living in and around the compound have been affected by the financial policies under debate. 2006, 35mm, in French and Bambara with English subtitles, 115 minutes.
Meet the Filmmaker
This screening is introduced by Abderrahmane Sissako. Join the director for a post-screening discussion led by Joëlle Vitiello, Macalester College.