Les États généraux du film documentaire 2008 Forms of struggle and the struggle of forms - Traps of formating or promises of form? Bamako

Abderrahmane Sissako
2006 - France/Mali - Couleur - 118'

Mélé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa's woes. Chaka does not seem to be concerned by Africa's novel desire to fight for its rights.

Photography : Jacques Besse
Sound : Dana Farzanehpour
Editing : Nadia Ben
Interpretation : Aissa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé
Production : Archipel 33, Chinquitty Films, Mali Images
Distribution : Les Films du Losange (m.berthon@filmsdulosange.fr, +33 (0)1 44 43 87 10)