Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bamako. Abderrahmane Sissako. 2006.A wish fulfilment trial...

Bamako. Abderrahmane Sissako. 2006.

A wish fulfilment trial between the african people and the World Bank, the IMF and other international funding agencies in the home of a singer and the court of a cloth dyeing yard that turns into a makeshift courtroom in Bamako. Africa itself spills into the neat edges of the frame messing it up, making it untidy- women and children walk into the proceedings oblivious of the serious speechifying from both sides, paying half-attention and participating suddenly in rushes of outrage and anger, or in sudden song- wailing laments that made me cry. Angry, ironical, tragic and with a black black humour when the World Bank walks as villain in a film-inside-a-film western and Danny Glower as hero.

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