Film Famous Movies From Mauritania

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

List contains movies like Waiting for Happiness and La Vie Sur Terre. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Mauritania?"
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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 taking place in Bamako, the capital of Mali, amid the daily life that is going on in the city. In the midst of that trial, two sides argue whether the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are guided by special interest of developed nations, or whether it is corruption and the individual nations' mismanagement, that's guilty of the current financial state of many poverty-stricken African countries as well as the rest of the poor undeveloped world. Danny Glover, one of the film's executive ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Danny Glover, Aïssa Maïga, Elia Suleiman, Abderrahmane Sissako, Jean-Henri Roger, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako

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Waiting for Happiness is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. Main characters are a student, who is home in a very small outpost in the desert for a visit, an electrician and his child apprentice, and the local women. The film is characterized by a succession of images of the daily life of the characters which seem unique to their particular setting. The viewer must interpret the scenes without much help from narrator or plot. The film is thus a solitary experience of moments of beauty, struggle, alienation, and humor. It premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed, Santha Leng, Fatimetou Mint Ahmeda, Makanfing Dabo, Nana Diakité, + more

Initial Release: 2002

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako

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En attendant les hommes

En attendant les hommes is a 2007 documentary film about women muralists in Oualata, Mauritania. In this town on the far edge of the Sahara desert, three women practice traditional painting, and decorate the walls of the town. In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves and comment freely on the relationship between men and women. ...more on Wikipedia

Initial Release: 2007

Directed by: Katy Ndiaye

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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 century. Runtime is 61 minutes. The film earned Sissako awards at the Fribourg International Film Festival, the Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Abderrahmane Sissako, Nana Baby, Keita Bina Gaousso, Keita Kagny, Moussa Fofana, + more

Initial Release: 1998

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako

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