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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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Danny Glover, Aïssa Maïga, Elia Suleiman

Released: 2006

Directed by: Abderrahmane 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 ...more
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Balla Moussa Keïta, Niamanto Sanogo, Ismaila Sarr

Released: 1987

Directed by: Souleymane 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 ...more
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Balla Moussa Keïta, Falaba Issa Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra

Released: 1995

Directed by: Cheick 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 ...more
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Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Keita Bina Gaousso

Released: 1998

Directed by: Abderrahmane 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
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Bamunan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Falaba Issa Traoré

Bamunan is a 1990 drama film directed by Falaba Issa Traoré.
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Balla Moussa Keïta, Omou Diarra, Ismaila Sarr

Released: 1982

Directed by: Souleymane 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.
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Balla Moussa Keïta, Diarrah Sanogo, Arouna Diarra

Released: 1991

Directed by: Adama 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.
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Demain à Nanguila

Released: 1960

Directed by: Joris Ivens

Demain à Nanguila is a 1969 Malian film.
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Assane Kouyate, Sogona Gakou, Badra Alou Sissoko

Released: 2009

Directed by: Souleymane 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.
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Balla Moussa Keïta, Bubukar Keita, Omou Diarra

Released: 1978

Directed by: Souleymane 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 ...more
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Desert Blues

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michel Jaffrenou

Desert Blues is a 2006 documentary film.
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Segu Janjo

Released: 1989

Directed by: Mambaye Coulibaly

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Alejandro Da Silva, Karamoko Sinayoko, Fatoumata Coulibaly

Released: 1998

Directed by: Pablo 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 ...more
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Dambé: The Mali Project

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dearbhla Glynn

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 ...more
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Taafé Fanga
Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Teneman Sanogo, Sidike Diabate

Released: 1997

Directed by: Adama Drabo

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The Spirit of Mopti

Released: 1999

Directed by: Moussa Ouane, Pascal Letellier

L'Esprit de Mopti is a 1999 documentary film about the city of Mopti, directed by Moussa Ouane.
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Power of the Poor
Modibo Dily Traoré, Souleymane Diakité, Djénébou Koné

Released: 2009

Directed by: Adama 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, ...more
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Vusi Kunene, Balla Moussa Keïta, Martin Le Maitre

Released: 1995

Directed by: Souleymane Cissé

Waati is a 1995 Malian drama film directed by Souleymane Cissé. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
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Finzan
Namory Keita, Diarrah Sanogo, Koti

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Finzan is a 1992 drama film written and directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko.
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The Garbage Boys
Diarrah Sanogo, Koti, Macire Kante

Released: 1986

Directed by: Cheick 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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Daouda Coulibaly

Il était une fois l’indépendance is a 2009 Malian film.
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Faro - Goddess Of The Waters
Sotigui Kouyaté, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Balla Habib Dembélé

Released: 2007

Directed by: Salif Traore

Faro, Goddess of the Waters is a 2007 film.
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Mrs. Goundo's Daughter

Released: 2009

Directed by: Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater

"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 ...more
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Kennis Voor Het Leven

Released: 2005

Directed by: Sander Francken

Kennis Voor Het Leven is a 2005 Dutch film.
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Genesis
Sotigui Kouyaté, Balla Moussa Keïta, Salif Keïta

Released: 1999

Directed by: Cheick 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.