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Famous Movies From Mali

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List of popular movies from Mali, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Mali are included. This list of famous films made in Mali includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Mali should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Mali is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List features movies like Bamako, Dambé: The Mali Project and more! This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Mali?"
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  • 1

    Bamako

    Danny Glover, Aïssa Maïga

    Released2006

    Directed byAbderrahmane Sissako

    Bamako is a 2006 film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, first released at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May and in Manhattan by New Yorker Films on 14 February 2007. The film depicts a trial...  more
  • 2

    Yeelen

    Balla Moussa Keïta, Niamanto Sanogo

    Released1987

    Directed bySouleymane Cissé

    Yeelen is a 1987 Malian film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It is filmed in the Bambara and Fula languages, and is based on a legend told by the Bambara people. Though the era is undefined, it is...  more
  • 3

    Guimba the Tyrant

    Balla Moussa Keïta, Falaba Issa Traoré

    Released1995

    Directed byCheick Oumar Sissoko

    Guimba the Tyrant is a 1995 Malian comedy drama film in the Bambara language, directed by noted Malian director Cheick Oumar Sissoko. The movie shows the rise and fall of a cruel and despotic village...  more
  • 4

    La Vie Sur Terre

    Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby

    Released1998

    Directed byAbderrahmane Sissako

    La Vie Sur Terre is a 1998 Malian comedy/drama film written and directed by, and starring Abderrahmane Sissako. It is set in the village of Sokolo and depicts rural life on the eve of the 21st...  more
  • 5

    Bamunan

    Bamunan is a 1990 drama film directed by Falaba Issa Traoré....  more
  • 6

    The Wind

    Balla Moussa Keïta, Omou Diarra

    Released1982

    Directed bySouleymane Cissé

    The Wind is a 1982 Malian drama film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival....  more
  • 7

    Fire!

    Balla Moussa Keïta, Diarrah Sanogo

    Released1991

    Directed byAdama Drabo

    Fire! is a 1991 Malian drama film directed by Adama Drabo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival....  more
  • 8

    Demain à Nanguila

    Demain à Nanguila is a 1969 Malian film....  more
  • 9

    Tell Me Who You Are

    Assane Kouyate, Sogona Gakou

    Released2009

    Directed bySouleymane Cissé

    Tell Me Who You Are is a 2009 Malian drama film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It was given a special screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival....  more
  • 10

    Work

    Balla Moussa Keïta, Bubukar Keita

    Released1978

    Directed bySouleymane Cissé

    "A young engineer has a managing position at a factory in Bamako. He skilfully solves urgent problems and his new methods meet with the approval of the work force. But his efforts to have the workers...  more
  • 11

    Desert Blues

    Desert Blues is a 2006 documentary film....  more
  • 12

    Segu Janjo

  • 13

    Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes

    Alejandro Da Silva, Karamoko Sinayoko

    Released1998

    Directed byPablo César

    Aphrodite, the Garden of the Perfumes is a 1998 Argentine - Mali drama film directed and written by Argentine director Pablo César. The film based on the Ancient Greek god Aphrodite is an independent...  more
  • 14

    Dambé: The Mali Project

    Dambé: The Mali Project is a documentary film directed by Dearbhla Glynn, and produced by Vanessa Gildea. The film documents Irish musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí and Paddy Keenan embarking on a musical...  more
  • 15

    Taafé Fanga

    Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Teneman Sanogo

    Released1997

    Directed byAdama Drabo

  • 16

    The Spirit of Mopti

    L'Esprit de Mopti is a 1999 documentary film about the city of Mopti, directed by Moussa Ouane....  more
  • 17

    Power of the Poor

    Modibo Dily Traoré, Souleymane Diakité

    Released2009

    Directed byAdama Drabo, Ladji Diakité

    "The second chapter of a planned trilogy critical of the imbalance of power in Dogon social life. A Dogon village in Mali is about to be disturbed by the ambush and decapitation of Adama, an albino,...
  • 18

    Waati

    Vusi Kunene, Balla Moussa Keïta

    Released1995

    Directed bySouleymane Cissé

    Waati is a 1995 Malian drama film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival....  more
  • 19

    Finzan

    Namory Keita, Diarrah Sanogo

    Released1989

    Directed byCheick Oumar Sissoko

    Finzan is a 1992 drama film written and directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko....
  • 20

    The Garbage Boys

    Diarrah Sanogo, Koti

    Released1986

    Directed byCheick Oumar Sissoko

    The Garbage Boys is a 1987 film written by Cheick Oumar Sissoko and Ibrahima Touré and directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko....
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    Il était une fois l’indépendance

    Il était une fois l’indépendance is a 2009 Malian film....  more
  • 22

    Faro - Goddess Of The Waters

    Sotigui Kouyaté, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

    Released2007

    Directed bySalif Traore

    Faro, Goddess of the Waters is a 2007 film....  more
  • 23

    Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

    "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter is the story of a young mother's quest to keep her baby daughter healthy and whole. It is also the story of the African tradition of female genital cutting, which dates back...
  • 24

    Kennis Voor Het Leven

    Kennis Voor Het Leven is a 2005 Dutch film....  more
  • 25

    Genesis

    Sotigui Kouyaté, Balla Moussa Keïta

    Released1999

    Directed byCheick Oumar Sissoko

    Genesis is a 1999 French-Malian drama film directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival....  more