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Title Guimba [videorecording] : un tyran, une epoque = a tyrant in his time / Idrissa Ouedraogo presente ; une production Kora-Films ; directeur de production, Ibrahima Toure ; un film de Cheick Oumar Sissoko.

Imprint New York : Kino on Video, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 G947 2004    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series New African cinema
The library of African cinema
System Details DVD; letterboxed (1.85:1).
Language In Bambara with English subtitles.
Cast Falaba Issa Traore, Bala Moussa Keita, Habib Dembele, Lamine Diallo, Helene Diarra, Mouneissa Maiga, Fatoumata Coulibaly, Cheick Oumar Maiga.
Credits Photography, Lionel Cousin; editors, Kahena Attia, Joelle Dufour; music, Pierre Sauvageot, Michel Risse.
Note "En coproduction avec La Centre National de Production Cinematographique du Mali, La Direccion de la Production Cinematographique du Berkino-Faso, La WDR Cologne."
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
Summary A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse. An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors," looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations.
Subject Dictators -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Griots -- Africa, West -- Drama.
Africa, West -- History -- Drama.
Feature films.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films -- Mali.
Foreign films.
Added Author Traore, Issa Baba.
Sissoko, Cheick Oumar.
Toure, Ibrahima.
Ouedraogo, Idrissa.
Kora Films (Firm)
Centre national de production cinematographique du Mali.
Direction de la production cinematographique du Burkina-Faso.
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
California Newsreel (Firm)
Note Title on container: Guimba, the tyrant
Added Title Guimba, a tyrant in his time
Standard No. 738329038724
Music No. K387 Kino

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