Keimena: #21 Bamako
by Abderrahmane Sissako

11:59 pm
ERT2, Athens

Abderrahmane Sissako, Bamako, 2006, Mali, film still

Bamako, 2006, Mali, 117 min.
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Bamako follows a Malian singer and her unemployed husband. While they struggle to make ends meet, a local court is set up in the yard they share with their neighbors. On trial are the World Bank and the IMF, accused of impoverishing Africa. This timely and moving film by Abderrahmane Sissako unites global policies with their local effects.

Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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Keimena #21: Bamako

by Abderrahmane Sissako

Directed by the Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako and set in the capital of Mali, Bamako examines the links between global economic policies and everyday life. It follows a singer and her unemployed husband. In the yard of the house they share with other families, a court is in session. On trial are the global institutions accused of impoverishing Africa…

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