Mandekalou – DVD

Mandekalou – DVD

Documentary film based on the album of the same name.¬† Recounts the CD recording by following the Western African griots’ history.

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Griot (2011)

A highly praised, celebratory documentary of the tradition by the trumpeter, composer and director  Volker Goetze, colleague and friend of Senegalese Ablaye Cissoko

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Keita!

This 1995 film retells part of the 13th-century epic, Sundjata.

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La Pirogue (2012)

The moving story of a group of Senegalese men who set off for Europe on a simple fishing boat, hoping for a better life. A powerful depiction of a story that is relevant worldwide.

French – Subtitled

Bamako (2007)

Feature film, released at Cannes Film Festival surrounding a trial in Bamako. Deals with corruption and globalisation in relation to the current financial state of many poverty-stricken African countries.

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