Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father.
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Issiaka Kane, Aoua Sangare, Niamanto Sanogo, Balla Moussa Keita
115 min | Drama
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé
Votes: 1,288 | Gross: $0.11M
61 min | Comedy, Drama
In the last days of 1999, after a few shots of a French supermarket, abundant in food and color, we hear Dramane compose a letter home to his father in Mali whom he then visits in the ... See full summary »
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Gringo Trails raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful global industries of our time: tourism. With stunning footage from Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan, the film follows... See full summary »
Director: Pegi Vail | Stars: Costas Christ, Yossi Ghinsberg, Pico Iyer, Holly Morris
Votes: 102 | Gross: $0.01M
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians. Together with the stars of Malian Global Pop - Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté ... See full summary »
Director: Lutz Gregor | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassékou Kouyaté, Master Soumy
Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.01M
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Fousseyni Sissoko, Goundo Guissé, Balla Moussa Keita, Ismaila Sarr
90 min | Drama
A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches ... See full summary »
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Balla Moussa Keita, Baba Niare, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra
140 min | Drama
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Linèo Tsolo, Sidi Yaya Cissé, Aïcha Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko
PG | 90 min | Documentary, History
In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before, yet the purpose of this program is not simply to provide political or historical context.... See full summary »
Director: Robert H. Gardner | Stars: Mohammad Al-Asad, Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom, Afshan Bokhari
102 min | Drama
The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara
96 min | Documentary
This is about a house in Bamako , an artist's house. This house is a link to his parents, to his history, to his memories. One day in 2008, his sisters are unlawfully evicted from it. This ... See full summary »
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, Magnini Koroba Cissé
31 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
It's the holiday period of the Summer of 79, by the ocean. 10-year-old Jean realizes that his mother and father don't love each other anymore. Suddenly, the family is confronted with death.
Director: Emmanuel Laborie | Stars: Adam Lenglen, Julia Faure, Michaël Abiteboul, Cyrius Rosset
90 min | Documentary, History
This film speaks of archaic peoples, their customs and mores, in an attempt to make the last snapshots of their traditional lifestyles before they are gone for good.
Director: Sergey Yastrzhembsky | Star: Lambert Wilson
75 min | Documentary, War
Filmmakers expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists.
Directors: François Margolin, Lemine Ould M. Salem | Stars: Oumar Ould Hamaha, François Margolin
Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.00M
107 min | Drama
Two women rebel against the traditions of a village society.
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Diarrah Sanogo, Oumar Namory Keita, Koti, Sadou Touré
Unrated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
It is a love story told by a singer whose music takes us on a social, political and geographic voyage of Mali from 1960 to our days.
Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Haruna Barry, Dèmba-Kane Niang, Madieye Niang, Blaise Pascal
Votes: 79 | Gross: $0.01M
112 min | Drama, Romance
Hamalla is banished from his village in Mali, due to ancient prejudices. He returns four years later versed in modern technology at a time in which the village's future hangs on the brink ... See full summary »
Director: Assane Kouyaté | Stars: Modibo Traoré, Djénéba Koné, Fily Traoré, Hamadoun Kassogué
88 min | Drama
A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, ... See full summary »
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Dounamba Dany Coulibaly, Gogo Danba, Fanta Diabate, Omou Diarra
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Documents the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village chief Guimba, and his son Jangine in a fictional village in the Sahel of Mali.
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Issa Falaba Traoré, Balla Moussa Keita, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo
96 min | Drama
Zanga is driven out of his village. After many years, he returns to find out who is father is. At the moment of his arrival, something happens that the villagers interpret as the river spirit Faro's angry reaction to the bastard's coming.
Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné
81 min | Documentary
The war against culture, and the battle to save it.
Director: Tim Slade | Stars: Amr Al-Azm, Saba Al-Kuntar, Fatou Bensouda, Robert Bevan
100 min | Drama
A young forest ranger who sees that his work holds the key to the future of his country is disgusted at the short-sighted, money-grubbing ways of his superiors.
Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Djeneba Diawara, Mamadou Fomba, Balla Moussa Keita, Diarrah Sanogo
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Mike goes out from prison and joins his brother in his wanderings through Bamako, being with their friends in bars and gyms. By other side, their mother feels lonely and became alcoholic.
Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Sidy Camara, André Carvello, Habib Dembélé, Boubacar S. Diarra
90 min | Drama
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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Chaka Diarra, Alikaou Kanté, Maciré Kanté, Koti
87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
A full-length documentary (90 min) covering 16 college student-led mission trips shot through the eyes of 9 student videographers at Southwestern A/G University. Armed with a backpack of ... See full summary »
90 min | Drama
The story of Zamiatou, a Songhaï woman, in North Eastern Mali. With two young sons, a pretty daughter and a handicapped husband, Zamiatou struggles to survive in a remote and barren area. ... See full summary »
Director: Abdoulaye Ascofare | Stars: Aminata Ousmane, Balla Moussa Keita, Safiatou Mahamane, Oumar Mbarek
70 min | Documentary
Manthia Diawara's film is based on the African opera Bintou Were, a Sahel Opera, which recounts an eternal migration drama.
Director: Manthia Diawara | Stars: Fatou Diome, Alexander Kluge, Nicole Lapierre, Richard Sennett
93 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
Irish musicians Liam O'Maonlaí and Paddy Keenan embark on a musical adventure to Mali; The Heart of Africa. Culminating in a unique performance at the world's most remote musical festival; The 'Festival au Desert'.
Director: Dearbhla Glynn | Stars: Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté, Paddy Keenan, Liam O'Maonlai
90 min | Drama
A young doctor named Karunga just graduated from a European university; is sent to a village where a man named Ouba lives. Obua is a healer who his people respect.
Director: Mustapha Diop | Stars: Sidiki Bakaba, Merlin N'Diagne, Fifi-Dalla Kouyate, Hima Amadou
48 min | Documentary, Drama
Chocolate is the most popular candy in the world. Every year, three billion pounds of it are sold and consumed in the United States alone. It's one of our great indulgences. It's at once ... See full summary »
Director: Michael Allcock
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
No Land No Food No Life is a hard-hitting film which explores sustainable peasant and community agriculture and the urgent calls for an end to corporate global land grabs.
Director: Amy Miller | Stars: Céline Bonnier, Neve Campbell
35 min | Comedy
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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Habib Dembélé
86 min | Documentary, Music
The rich, vibrant culture of Mali is under threat. It Must Make Peace gives voice to Mali's musicians and artists, exploring the threats while celebrating the diverse and breathtaking ... See full summary »
Director: Paul R. Chandler
123 min | Documentary
About the Sigui Dogon festival, which lasts seven years and takes place only every sixty years. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa. ... See full summary »
Directors: Germaine Dieterlen, Jean Rouch
102 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of woman in an African village finds a mystical mask. Using the mask, they reverse gender roles, women act like men, and men act like women.
Director: Adama Drabo | Stars: Fanta Berete, Oumu Berthé, Yamadou Cissé, Kani Coulibaly
74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music
The story of the most remote music festival in the world, Festival Au Desert, and the battle to make it happen.
Director: Kiley Kraskouskas
51 min | Documentary, History, News
The people of Djenne (Mali, Africa) end the dry season with a special tradition. They plaster their mosque. This fairy-like building is the largest adobe construction in the world. Due to ... See full summary »
Director: Edwin Donders
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Director: Kalifa Dienta | Stars: Fanta Diallo, Zoumana Yoro Traore
78 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
A devoted father takes his family on one last adventure - to start an eco-friendly goldmine in Mali, West Africa with no knowledge, experience...or luck.
Director: Robbie Fraser
135 min | Drama
An adultery drama set in a bourgeois family in Bamako, Mali, where tensions are rife within the household: Mimi, bored with the polygamy and routine of marriage, wants to leave Issa. She has a lover, Aba. How will all three cope with this?
Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko
45 min | Documentary, Music
The kora is a harp-lute originating in West Africa. "The Voice of the Kora" retraces the history and evolution of the instrument, and looks at the interaction of African music with Occidental music.
Director: Claudine Pommier
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
An albino villager is decapitated by a gang of headhunters. The latter take his head to a local witchdoctor who believes that albino body parts can make people rich or potent. The ... See full summary »
Directors: Ladji Diakite, Adama Drabo | Stars: Souleymane Diakite, Djenebou Kone, Modibo Traoré
5 min | Short, Drama
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Director: Fasséry Kamissoko | Stars: Fasséry Kamissoko, Amadou Koné, Aboubacar Outtara, Quentin Coulon
63 min | Documentary
A journey along the sounds from the banks of Issa Ber.
Director: Quino Piñero
Focus World is charged with finding the most exciting new voices in international and independent film. Focus' Africa First program is an initiative designed exclusively for filmmakers of ... See full summary »
Directors: Stephen Abbott, Matthew Bishanga, Daouda Coulibaly, Matthew Jankes, Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Bocar Ba, Tehibou Bagayoko, Brenda Ibarah, Maureen Kulany
84 min | Drama
A man and an African mask both return to their native Mali, where they embark on an ethnological road trip, which transforms with every step deeper into the African bush, eventually ... See full summary »
Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Bakary Sangaré, Mamadou Kaba Diané, Viviane Sidibé, Anne Kreis
106 min | Documentary, History, Music
After several failed attempts to reach Europe, Cesar, Felou and Erik find themselves in Bamako, Mali deported, dejected, disoriented, but still driven to pursue their dreams. Meanwhile Ami,... See full summary »
Director: Sylvain L'Espérance