PG-13 | 128 min | Drama
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.
Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: François Bégaudeau, Agame Malembo-Emene, Angélica Sancio, Arthur Fogel
Votes: 32,621 | Gross: $3.77M
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, War
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Layla Walet Mohamed
Votes: 14,986 | Gross: $1.08M
Unrated | 124 min | Drama
When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart.
Director: Ousmane Sembene | Stars: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Salimata Traoré, Dominique Zeïda
Votes: 3,309 | Gross: $0.21M
90 min | Documentary
Academy Award-nominee Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Malian musician Inna Modja take us on an epic journey to the frontline of climate change along Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall.
Director: Jared P. Scott | Stars: Inna Modja, Songhoy Blues, Didier Awadi, Betty G.
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset
Votes: 2,341 | Gross: $0.03M
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: 1,197 | Gross: $0.11M
102 min | Comedy, Drama
An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble ... See full summary »
Director: Alexandra Leclère | Stars: Karin Viard, Didier Bourdon, Valérie Bonneton, Michel Vuillermoz
82 min | Comedy
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Director: Stéphane Ben Lahcene | Stars: Mutamba Kalonji, Pascal N'Zonzi, Michèle Laroque, Fatsah Bouyahmed
T | Action, Adventure, History
The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.
Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens
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 | 100 min | Documentary
In 2012, jihadists took control of Northern Mali, imposing one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in recent years and, crucially for Mali, banning music. Radio stations were ... See full summary »
Director: Johanna Schwartz | Stars: Aliou Touré, Oumar Touré, Garba Touré, Nathanael Dembélé
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
Bookended by call-to-action quotes from Margaret Mead and Mahatma Gandhi, this inspiring documentary follows three extraordinary women -- in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mali, and Vietnam -- as they... See full summary »
Director: Tom Cappello
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.
Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin
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
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Every year the most beautiful girl will be sacrificed to the Python God. When a girl named Sia is the next to be sacrificed, she hides in the house of the village idiot, a man who goes ... See full summary »
Director: Dani Kouyaté | Stars: Fatoumata Diawara, Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué
Votes: 132 | Gross: $0.00M
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
80 min | Documentary
Mount Gurugu overlooks the Spanish enclave of Melilla on northern Africa's Mediterranean coast. The European Union and Africa are separated here by a high-security border facility ... See full summary »
Directors: Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
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
86 min | Adventure, Drama
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Director: Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Bokar Dembele, Miquel Barceló, Alou Cisse, Hamadoun Kassogué
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.09M
102 min | Drama
The biblical story of Jacob and Esau.
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Salif Keita, Balla Moussa Keita, Fatoumata Diawara
140 min | Drama
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sidi Yaya Cissé, Mariame Amerou Mohamed Dicko, Balla Moussa Keita, Vusi Kunene
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
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
Patricia and Ikendu meet in a town in Italian-speaking Switzerland. He comes from Mali, she's employed and the single mother of two daughters. He keeps silent about the reasons for his ... See full summary »
Director: Rolando Colla | Stars: Francesco Cortopassi, Sara D'Amario, Cristian Izzo, Alfie Nze
15 min | Short, Drama
Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mecanich. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.
Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Aminata M'Bathie, Badara Ngom, Naky Sy Savane, Maman Faso
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
95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Robinson is shipwrecked off the coast of the extreme south of Spain. After a tremendous struggle in the stormy waters, he manages to reach the safety of the shore and save his life. He is ... See full summary »
Director: Pedro Aguilera | Stars: Solo Touré, Kandido Uranga, Álex Merino, Iñake Irastorza
Unrated | 90 min | Drama
In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the ... See full summary »
Director: Roger Gnoan M'Bala | Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N'Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko
Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.03M
115 min | Musical
An upper class young Frenchman meets an African girl from Mali. Their friends and family put pressure on them to break up. Set in Paris and Bamako with an all-star cast, this musical explodes with 9 original songs and 27 African hits.
Director: Anton Vassil | Stars: Tatiana Rojo, Xavier Jozelon, Teeyah, Jean-Daniel Sessou
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
92 min | Comedy, Drama
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Directors: Abdoulaye Dao, Hervé Eric Lengani | Stars: Charles Wattara, Orockya Alorabou, Serge Henry, Abdoulaye Komboudri
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to ... See full summary »
Directors: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson
91 min | Documentary
Joost de Wolf is a hardened and savvy soldier who has devoted his life to the army. In 2014 he is appointed Deputy Commander Operations of the UN mission in Mali. Upon his arrival, the ... See full summary »
Director: Robert Oey | Star: Joost de Wolf
13 min | Short
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Director: Romain Baudéan | Stars: Jenny Mutela, Kounandi Sidibé, Ibrahim Adama, Bastien Bouillon
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
135 min | Drama
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Director: Souleymane Cissé | Stars: Sokona Gakou, Assane Kouyate, Badra Alou Sissoko
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
58 min | Documentary
75 per cent of Mali's population are farmers, but rich land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agri-business farms. ... See full summary »
Directors: Hugo Berkeley, Osvalde Lewat | Stars: Daljit Dhaliwal, Calestous Juma, Mima Nedelcovych, Massa Sanogo
Not Rated | 86 min
Through Fousseini (a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions) and his family, HARAMUYA draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism. Wealth in a ... See full summary »
Director: Drissa Toure | Stars: Abdoulaye Kaba, Rakieta Kabore, Aï Keïta, Abdoulaye Komboudri
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Director: Sega Coulibaly | Stars: Fanta Berthe, Lamine Dolo, Tidiane Keita, Awa Lom
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
5 min | Short
Bakary Diarra comes from Mali and has two eyes. One is brown, the other blue. This is a story about his eyes.
Director: Guido Hendrikx
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
91 min | Drama
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Director: Pablo César | Stars: Issa Coulibaly, Alejandro Da Silva, Karamoko Sinayoko, Hama Maiga
92 min | Documentary
Far from the murderous fighting that ravages many African countries, people from diverse ethnic groups live together peacefully along the Niger river.
Director: Sylvain L'Espérance
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Director: Salif Traoré | Stars: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Djénéba Koné
150 min | Documentary, History, News
Recounting the stories of several personal commitments, Passeurs outlines the key steps of an unprecedented mobilization, telling a story of AIDS which joins in with the wider field of ... See full summary »
Director: Pamela Varela | Stars: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Fred Bladou, Anne Bouferguene, Alou Coulibaly