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A Window to Africa

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA)

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Phone: (505)982-1338
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A Window to Africa:
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Bamako:

Join noted African cinema scholar Dr. Samba Gadjigo, in conversation with CCA’s Cinematheque Director Jason Silverman, as he shows clips and discusses the enduring power of one of the great African works. Released in 2006, Bamako has taken on increased urgency as many African democracies face destabilizing challenges, with the interventions from the international economic forces often accused of making matters worse. This program will be in Zoom, to allow interaction between the audience and seminar leaders.

About Bamako: Abderrahmane Sissako’s essential film, an undeniable classic of world cinema, follows an extraordinary trial taking place in a residential courtyard in the capital city of Mali. African citizens are putting international financial institutions—the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—on trial for perpetuating Africa’s debt crisis, which stands at the heart of so many of the continent’s woes. Teachers, farmers, and writers voice scathing indictments against the global economic machinery, as life plays out all around them. A singer and her husband ponder their doubtful future; a gun goes missing; newlyweds pass through and women, at the core of this story, maintain the rhythms of daily life. Profound and deeply moving, Bamako remains one of the best introductions to African cinema, and is shown here in a newly restored version. (Mali, 2006, 117m)

November 13, 7pm | Webinar, Free