LEARN MORE

Stay up to date on CIFF46 Health and Safety Protocols at Playhouse Square

Stay up to date on CIFF46 Health and Safety Protocols at Playhouse Square

Stay up to date on CIFF46 Health and Safety Protocols at Playhouse Square

Stay up to date on CIFF46 Health and Safety Protocols at Playhouse Square

Stay up to date on CIFF46 Health and Safety Protocols at Playhouse Square

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Bamako

Year: 2006
Country: FRANCE, MALI, USA
Run Time: 115 minutes

Bamako

In a poor section of Bamako, Mali, bar singer Melé and her jobless husband Chaka face seemingly irresolvable differences in their marriage. Meanwhile, in the dusty courtyard behind their house, African civil society takes on two of the world's largest institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Africa is in a state of economic and financial destitution. Every year African countries spend nearly $10 billion on debt service, while under-funded health and education services continue to decline. Despite several requests to cancel the debt, the World Bank and the IMF have offered little help to these suffering countries. Sissako's BAMAKO gives a platform to real Malians, lawyers, and judges who have been silenced for years. Executive Producer Danny Glover makes an appearance in this brutal censure of globalization. (In French and Bambara with English subtitles) – E.J.B.

CIFF31 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM -
Friday, March 16, 2007 at 4:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 4:15 PM -
Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 6:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Screenplay
Abderrahmane Sissako

Director
Abderrahmane Sissako

Producer
Denis Freyd, Abderrahmane Sissako

Cinematography
Jacques, Besse

Editing
Nadia ben Rachid

Principal Cast
Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélè, Djénéba Koné, Hamadoun Kassogué, Danny Glover, Elia Suleiman, Zeka Laplaine, Samba Diakité, Aminata Traoré

Film Contact
Questions? >

Questions?

Check out our extensive CIFF45 FAQs for answers to all your CIFF45 Streams questions.

Donate >

Donate

Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare

Donate

x

We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today