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Films By Abderrahmane Sissako

Successfully mixing intimate drama with proselytising political fiction, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako has concocted an infinitely original and profoundly moving means for voicing Africa's grievances in his latest film, Bamako. ... Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the ... Read more
Abderrahmane Sissako, a Mauritanian filmmaker living in France, returns to the tiny village of Sokolo in Mali to see his father. In a letter prior to his arrival Sissako informs his dad that, "... an important change has occurred that will bring me back to the village: the desire to film life in ... Read more
The major African film of the decade. Set in a Mauritanian coastal town that functions as a transit point, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako's Waiting for Happiness is a poignant and poetic reflection on themes of exile, travel, home and displacement. Nouadhibou is a windblown village of mainly ... Read more
"Set in a Mauritanian coastal town that functions as a transit point, director Abderrahmane Sissako's Waiting for Happiness (winner of the FIPRESCI award at Cannes 2002 for best film in the Un Certain Regard section) is a poignant, poetic reflection on themes of exile, travel, home and ... Read more
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