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Finzan

Author: Cheick Oumar SissokoOumar Namory KeitaKotiBala MoussaDiarrah SanogoAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel [distributor], ©1990.
Series: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : BambaraView all editions and formats
Summary:
A film which raises one of the most important issues of African rural life, the status of women, and tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow, refuses her brother-in-law, the village fool, when he asserts his traditional right to "inherit" her. Fili, a young girl sent from the city by her conservative father, is brutally circumcised by the village women who are scandalized by her refusal to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Motion pictures, Malian
Motion pictures, German
Bambara films
Drama
Fiction films
Features
Sociological drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cheick Oumar Sissoko; Oumar Namory Keita; Koti; Bala Moussa; Diarrah Sanogo; Sadou Touré; Cheick Hamala Keïta; Ouaba Motandi; Kora Films (Firm),; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,; Centre national de production cinématographique du Mali,; California Newsreel (Firm),
Language Note: In Bambara and French with English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 24261948
Notes: Originally produced in Mali as motion picture in 1989.
Credits: Picture, Cheik Hamalla Keïta ; camera, Mamadou Famakan Coulibaly, Mohamed Lamine Touré ; editor, Ouoba Motandi.
Cast: Diarrah Sonogo Koti, Oumar Namory Keïta, Saïdou Touré.
Description: 1 videocassette (107 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Library of African cinema (Videocassette)
Other Titles: Rebellion
Dance for the heroes
Responsibility: une co-production, Kora Films, ZDF, CNPC ; scénario et réalisation, Cheick Oumar Sissoku.

Abstract:

A film which raises one of the most important issues of African rural life, the status of women, and tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow, refuses her brother-in-law, the village fool, when he asserts his traditional right to "inherit" her. Fili, a young girl sent from the city by her conservative father, is brutally circumcised by the village women who are scandalized by her refusal to submit to this ancient ritual.
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