Country:Mali; Frankreich 2006
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:115 Minutes
Film series:Special Screenings

Director :Sissako, Abderrahmane
Screenplay:Sissako, Abderrahmane
Cinematography:Besse, Jacques
Editing:Ben Rachid, Nadia
Sound:Winding, Christophe
Cast:Bourdon, William
 Dembélé, Habib
 Diarra, Hélène
 Mahalmadane, Haméye
 Maiga, Aîssa
 Traoré, Tiécoura
Producer:Barnes, Joslyn
 Glover, Danny
 Louvet, Arnaud
 Sauvagnargues, François


The beautiful woman Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work. The couple that lives in Bamako, the capital of Mali, is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house, where they live together with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF, whom they blame for Africa`s woes... Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard. Chaka does not seem to be concerned by this novel Africa`s desire to fight for its rights.