Outside the modest home that singer Melé and her husband Chaka share with other families stands a make-shift open-air courtroom. The accused: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the inequities of globalization perpetrated on all of Africa. One by one, witnesses take the stand in Sissako's pointed, nuanced meta-drama.
Bamako is the third film of the 2022 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival. It's available for viewing Feb. 6-12, 2022.
Viewership is restricted and limited. Sign up for the film(s) you would like to see during the 2022 Albertine Cinémathèque film festival that runs January-March.
Those who sign up will be invited to the film festival’s Microsoft Teams site with further instructions and access to the film(s), discussion board and further resources.