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Droit de Mémoire

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After the demobilisation of the French Colonial army following the World Wars, Indochina, Algeria and other war campaigns, the African veterans also called ''Tirailleurs senegalais'' have been neglected, and so are their rights and merit. These veterans still remember and claim what France and history owe them.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yeelen: Brightness

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Film adaptation of one of the great oral epics of West African folklore and of the Bambara people. Set in the 13th century, time of the powerful Mali Empire, the story tells of young Nianankoro, destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, with it his father, and, finally, himself. The flash of light which ends the film ushers in a new, purified world order and captures the Bambara belief in time as circular, not linear--always returning to that initial brightness which created the world.
DVD
2002; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Guimba: Un Tyran, Une Époque = a Tyrant in His Time

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A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse. An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors," looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-gove [...]
DVD
2004; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Toro Si Te: Everything's Fine

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Seydou Konaté is a doctor in Nongon, a small village in Southern Mali. Working out of the Community Health Care Center, with limited staff and technical facilities, he is the only doctor for more than 40,000. Everything's Fine portrays Konaté's everyday routine, meeting with patients in his office, treating a variety of injuries and ailments in the clinic.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Genèse: Genesis

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Power struggle between two families. Inspired by the book of Genesis.
DVD
2003; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Adanggaman: Un Film

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Historical drama of the slave experience in late 17th century Western Africa, focussing on the African involvement in the slave trade.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Den Muso: La Jeune Fille

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After asking for a raise, Sékou is fired from the factory where he works. He goes out with a mute girl who, unbeknown to him, is the daughter of his former boss. After a date rape she becomes pregnant and has to face the anger of the family and the cowardice of Sékou who refuses to acknowledge his fatherhood.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Finye: Le Vent Réveille le Passé de L'homme

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VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Haramuya: Les Proscrits

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VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Guimba: Un Tyran, Une Époque = a Tyrant in His Time

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A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Finzan

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Tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow, refuses her brother-in-law, the village fool, when he asserts his traditional right to "inherit" her. Fili, a young girl sent from the city by her conservative father, is brutally circumcised by the village women who are scandalized that she resists the age-old custom.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Yeelen: Brightness

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Shows the destructive conflict between a father and son who vie with each other for knowledge of the secrets of nature.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Ta Dona

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Ta Dona is the story of the quest for secret knowledge by a young Bambara man. While working in a peasant village, the hero, Sidy, searches for the "seventh canari", a forgotten, secret Bambara herbal remedy used in childbirth. Faced with a scorching drought and a corrupt government, Sidy manages to save the village and rediscover the seventh canari.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Sia: Le Rêve du Python = Sia, the Dream of the Python

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In this modern adaptation of a seventh-century African legend, a poverty-stricken city in Kombi is dominated by a tyrant king who, in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god - but her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power.
DVD
2007; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)