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Denko

French Guinea, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Mohomad Camara

Marianna and her blind son Bilaly are impov­erished outcasts of a small African village. Marianna will sacrifice anything to get her son free from his prison of darkness. This beautiful looking film is coloured with tribal magic and rites of passage.

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