Mali (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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Brightness (1987)

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

Votes: 1,915

Bamako (2006)
81 metascore

Bamako (2006)

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: 1,197 | Gross: $0.11M

Gringo Trails (2013)

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: 97 | Gross: $0.01M

Life on Earth (1998)

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

Votes: 323

Jihadists (2016)

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: 58 | Gross: $0.00M

It Must Make Peace (2017)

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

Votes: 6

The Wind (1982)

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

Votes: 219

The Double Steps (2011)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

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Director: Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Bokar Dembele, Miquel Barceló, Alou Cisse, Hamadoun Kassogué

Votes: 146

Mali Blues (2016)
85 metascore

Mali Blues (2016)

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: 75 | Gross: $0.01M

No Land No Food No Life (2013)

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

Votes: 29

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)

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

Votes: 37

Genesis (1999)

102 min | Drama

The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara

Votes: 167

Waati (1995)

140 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 43

Guimba the Tyrant (1995)

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: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Habib Dembélé, Lamine Diallo, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Votes: 188

Work (1978)

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

Votes: 173

The Young Girl (1975)

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

Votes: 76

O Ka (2015)

96 min | Documentary

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, Magnini Koroba Cissé

Votes: 10

The Destruction of Memory (2016)

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

Votes: 30

Skirt Power (1997)

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, Dumu Berté, Yamadou Cissé, Fanta Coulibary

Votes: 47

Lala ni Binefou (1993 TV Short)

35 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Mahamadou Cissé | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Habib Dembélé

Mother of the Dunes (1997)

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

Votes: 37

Demain et tous les jours après (2001 TV Movie)

105 min | Adventure

In Africa, two occidentals, a man and a woman, with totaly different minds, are obliged to make a long trip together in a cab.

Director: Bernard Stora | Stars: Edouard Baer, Hélène Fillières, Bakary Sangaré, Liliane Rovère

Votes: 17

Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Volume Two (2016)

94 min | Documentary, Music

In February of 2015 Grammy-award-winning band, Snarky Puppy, recorded a monumental album in front of a live studio audience with guest instrumentalists and vocalists from all over the world... See full summary »

Director: Andy Laviolette

Kabala (2002)

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

Votes: 29

The Last Song Before the War (2013)

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

Votes: 12

Africa Mia (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Music | Post-production

1964. In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist regimes. They invent a ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Minier, Edouard Salier

Tell Me Who You Are (2009)

135 min | Drama

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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko

Votes: 29

Finzan (1989)

107 min | Drama

Two women rebel against the traditions of a village society.

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Oumar Namory Keita, Koti, Bala Moussa, Diarrah Sanogo

Votes: 41

Mission 10 Documentary (2012)

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 »

Votes: 13

Tourbillon à Bamako (2012)

70 min

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Director: Dominique Philippe | Stars: Chek Oumar Sidibé, Mama Koné, Fatoumata Coulibaly, Daouda Coulibaly

I'll Sing for You (2001)
61 metascore

I'll Sing for You (2001)

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: 74 | Gross: $0.01M

Océan (2013)

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

Votes: 17

Sigui synthèse, l'invention de la parole et de la mort (1981)

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

Africa, Blood & Beauty (2012)

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

Votes: 16

The Adventure of Cohollyingwood Black Prince

184 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | Post-production

A new migrant in Australia from Mali, West-Africa, is struggling to operate his business Timbuktu shop.

Director: Hamadou Djime | Star: Hamadou Djime

Moko Dakhan (1976)

80 min

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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Lamine Dolo, Tidiane Keita, Awa Lom

Family Goldmine (2014)

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

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate (2012)

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

Votes: 67

Demain à Nanguila (1960)


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Director: Joris Ivens

La Vie Du Rail (2012)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

LA VIE DU RAIL depicts the interactions between movement and stability, between transit and abode along a railway line in Mali, West Africa. Based on anthropological research, the camera ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Ramella

Le masque de San (2015)

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

Votes: 9

Fire! (1991)

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

Votes: 21

Fantan Fanga (2009)

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

Africa First: Volume Two (2012 Video)


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

The Last Cut (2010)

20 min | Documentary, Short, News | Completed

After decades of getting nowhere in campaigns to stop Female Genital Cutting in Mali, a mobile cinema is going from village to village changing the life prospects for countless girls. This ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Rafferty | Star: Lopa Kothari

Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes (1998)

91 min | Drama

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Director: Pablo César | Stars: Issa Coulibaly, Alejandro Da Silva, Karamoko Sinayoko, Hama Maiga

Votes: 10

Behind the Blue Veil (2013)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History

This revealing film documents the remaining fragments of the nomadic Tuareg culture and examines a people's struggle for survival from a variety of perspectives.

Director: Robyn Symon

Macadam tribu (1996)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Zeka Laplaine | Stars: Sidy Camara, André Carvello, Habib Dembélé, Boubacar S. Diarra

Votes: 8

The Ancient Astronomers of Timbuktu (2009)

TV-G | 80 min

For four hundred years Timbuktu was an academic centre of the world. The great manuscript archives from this period that solved matters such as determining the direction of Mecca and time ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Hawkes

Votes: 12

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