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Title:

KEÏTA! L´HERITAGE DU GRIOT

Title English:KEÏTA! THE HERITAGE OF THE GRIOT, KEITA! VOICE OF THE GRIOT
Country:Burkina Faso 1995
Format:DVD; Digi-Beta
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:94 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa IV


Director :Kouyaté, Dani
Screenplay:Kouyaté, Dani
Cinematography:Millié, Robert
Editing:Durouchoux, Zoé
Music:Kouyaté, Sotigui
Sound:Mertens, Pierre
  
Cast:Boro, Seydou
 Kouyaté, Adama
 Kouyaté, Sotigui
Producer:Gilaizeau, Claude
 Yaméogo, S. Pierre
Production company:Les Productions de la Lanterne
 Sahelis Productions



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The film tells the story of Djeliba Kouyate, an old griot who charged in the twilight of his life to recount to young Mabo Keita the origin of his name, a name that carries an epic saga of the founder of the Madingo Empire. Starring his father (Sotigui Kouyaté), Dani Kouyaté links the present with the 13th century by telling the story of Mabo and his ancestor, Soundjata. Even the creation of the world started in Mabos home town: Ouagadougou. In his first feature film, Dani Kouyaté mourns the passing of the authentic griot, the former African custodian of cultural wisdom and information.