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Souleymane Cissé

Date of Birth: Apr 21, 1940

Country: Mali

Biography: Raised in a Muslim family, Souleymane Cissé was a passionate cinephile from childhood. He attended secondary school in Dakar, and returned to Mali in 1960 after national independence. His film career began as an assistant projectionist for a documentary on the arrest of Patrice Lumumba. This triggered his desire to create films of his own, and he obtained a scholarship to the Moscow school of Cinema and Television. In 1970 he returned to Mali once more, and joined the Ministry of Informati

Total Titles at Criticker: 6 - You've Seen 6

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Tell Me Who You Are Tell Me Who You Are (2009)
Summary: Min Ye is a family story concerning a bourgeois family in Bamako, Mali. Tensions are rife within this household: Mimi, bored with the polygamy and routine of Marriage, wants to leave Issa. She has a lover, Aba. How will this adulterous trio evolve when each new day brings new complications?
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The Young Girl The Young Girl (1975)
Summary: A young mute woman is raped and becomes pregnant, with disastrous consequences within her family. The film also sketches the social/economic situation in urban Mali in the 1970s, particularly in relation to the treatment of women.
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Baara Baara (1978)
Summary: A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches out for the other man's welfare, begins to see how the company mistreats its workers. The manager is challenged between his ethics and the pressure from others to protect his own interests as dire problems surface at the factory. (imdb)
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Finye Finye (1982)
Summary: Bah (Fousseyni Sissoko) is the son of an African tribal chieftain and his girlfriend Batrou (Goundo Guisse) is the daughter of a military governor ruling over the region where the students live and attend the university. Both students are committed to political activism, and take shared stances that oppose the views of their parents, stances that also cause them to suffer at the hands of the brutal military.
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Waati Waati (1995)
Summary: An account of apartheid, centered on Little Nandi and her family who live in a rural region where brutish whites coexist with submissive blacks in a hostile setting. (film.com)
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Yeelen Yeelen (1987)
Summary: A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (imdb)