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Title:

TAAFE FANGA - POUVOIR DE PAGNE

Title German:DIE HERRSCHAFT DER RÖCKE
Title English:SKIRT POWER
Country:Mali 1996
Format:35 mm
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:95 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa V


Director :Drabo, Adama
Screenplay:Drabo, Adama
Cinematography:Cousin, Lionel
Editing:Evans, Rose
Music:Badema
 Parry, Harouna
Sound:Gauthier, Jean-Pierre
  
Cast:Diarra, Maimouna Hélène
 Drabo, Ramata
Producer:Drabo, Adama
Production company:Atriascop
 C.N.P.C.
 Taare Film
 Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen



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The distincly clear notes from the Cora of the famed griot Diabaté entice us to the Bandiagara cliff, in the past of the famous Dogon people. At Yanda, the numinous mask Albarga, which is an attribute of the spirits and a symbol of power falls into Yayeme`s hands, a young woman and spreads confusion. Women come round to wearing trousers. Is it a curse or a divine retribution? Will the newly established order weather all these contradictions ?

Originally written by Drabo for the theater, this beautifully photographed comic tale about sexual politics was partly inspired by Dogon mythology. A traditionally robed griot arrives at a contemporary compound, turns off the TV, and begins an old story about a disgruntled wife who steals a powerful ritual mask with which she forces the men of her village to take over women`s roles and work. Drawing modernday lessons from this sundrenched cathartic farce about gender-bending, the griot links Mali`s past, present and future. (Africultures)


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