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Sissako, Abderrahmane

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Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

64 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French drama set in the Malian city of Timbuktu during the jihadist takeover of the country in 2012. The feature chronicles the impact of citizens living in and around the city after Islamic militants arrive to implement their extreme doctrine, which begins with the destruction of many of the inhabitants' cultural heritage sites. Amongst those that clash with the new regime are four people who are arrested for making music and have their female singer Fatou (Fatoumata Diawara) subjected to 40 lashes. The local imam (Adel Mahmoud Cherif) pleads with the intruders to abandon their crusade and spare his people but has his protestations ignored. Meanwhile, just outside the city in dunes previously free of jihadists, a cattle herder (Ibrahim Ahmed) and a fisherman (Abel Jafri) become embroiled in a struggle that brings jihadist judgement upon them
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

60 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melé, a bar singer, and her unemployed husband Chaka are on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, African civil society representatives have taken proceedings against such international financial institutions as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, whom they blame for Africa's woes. As numerous trial witnesses air bracing indictments against the multinational economic machinery that haunts them, life in the courtyard presses forward
La vie sur terre = Life on earth by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about the significance of the start of the 21st Century for people still struggling to enter the 20th. Abderrahmane Sissako's solution was to improvise a 'fictional documentary' out of daily life in Sokolo, his father's village in Mali near the southeastern corner of Mauritania. He then overlaid these vignettes with readings from Aimé Césaire ... Behind all of this, he weaves the melancholy tones ["Folon"] of the great Malian tenor, Salif Keita and music by other artists
Waiting for happiness by Abderrahmane Sissako( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hypnotic tone poem confirms Sissako's talent for capturing the essence of a place through evocative imagery, Tatiesque comedy, and close observation of everyday life. Abdallah returns to his homeland, a seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, for an indeterminate amount of time. Now a stranger to his own community and language, the young man tries to absorb as much local color (literally and figuratively) before embarking for Europe
Africa Dreaming( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short films on love from Namibia, Tunisia, Senegal, and Mozambique
Daratt = Dry season by Mahamat Saleh Haroun( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'arche du desert: A Romeo and Juliet story of two young lovers whose families are bitter rivals, and who seek refuge in a cave amid extremist political violence
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redes: "This vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real-life fishermen), one worker's terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers"--Container
Rostov-Luanda by Documenta( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sissako spent a year in Rostov on the Don and there became friends with a young man from Angola. This film chronicles the director' s search for a friend of the past. In this personal retrospective, Sissako encounters present-day Angola and traces the great lines of Africa's recent history
Africa dreaming( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in Arabic and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores the impact of the modern world on the traditional male society of the Maghreb. It is a film about men who prefer to live life as an abstract game and the free-spirited woman who changes everything. Said and Youssef have fulfilled a life-long dream by opening a "chess bar" in the middle of the desert. They sit around drinking palm wine, playing board games and composing love poetry to imaginary women. All this changes with the arrival of Sarah, a sexually liberated, uninhibited métisse who easily lures Youssef into an affair. Soon he is dreaming not about chess but about opening a coffee bar in Genoa. The friendship is destroyed, the bar sold. Youssef, dressed in Western clothes, waits to leave with Sarah; will she show up? Said boards a train and sits down next to a Westernized woman bearing a resemblance to Sarah
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touki bouki: "A vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. ... two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical"--Container
Touki-bouki( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touki-bouki: "A vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. ... two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical"--Container
Movies that matter : 10 years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Multiple languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for happiness( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and Multiple languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hypnotic tone poem confirms Sissako's talent for capturing the essence of a place through evocative imagery, Tatiesque comedy, and close observation of everyday life. Abdallah returns to his homeland, a seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, for an indeterminate amount of time. Now a stranger to his own community and language, the young man tries to absorb as much local color (literally and figuratively) before embarking for Europe
True variety : funding the art of world cinema( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD includes Sabriya, a short film from director Abderrahmane Sissako as well as clips of films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and interviews with directors Wang Bing, Dariush Mehrjui, Eliane Caffé, Elia Suleiman, and producer Jeremy Nathan
Waiting for happiness : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdallah returns to his homeland, a seaside town of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, for an indeterminate amount of time. Now a stranger to his own community and language, the young man tries to absorb as much local color (literally and figuratively) before embarking for Europe
Bamako( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spielfilm, Drama. - Melé ist Sängerin in einer Bar, ihr Mann arbeitslos. Sie teilen sich mit anderen Bewohnern den Hinterhof eines Hauses in Malis Hauptstadt Bamako, der zudem noch von Hühnern und Ziegen bevölkert wird, durch den Hochzeitsgesellschaften ziehen und wo regelmäßig der große Waschtag zelebriert wird. Und mitten in diesem bunten Kosmos des afrikanischen Alltagslebens findet eine Gerichtsverhandlung statt, in der Vertreter der afrikanischen Zivilgesellschaft Klage erheben gegen die Machenschaften des internationalen Währungsfonds IWF und die Entwicklungspolitik der Weltbank, die mit ihren Projekten und Planungen das Land zugrunde richten. Doch während der Prozess spannungsgeladen mit Zeugenberichten und Plädoyers voranschreitet, geht das Leben im Hof munter und heiter seinen normalen Gang. Hier vermischen sich die Alltagsgeschäfte mit der sonst so gedämpften Sphäre der exklusiven Gerichtssäle der Hauptstadt
Bamako( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and Bambara and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique réclame ses droits. Une comédie dans la réalité africaine et mondiale! Melé est chanteuse dans un bar. Son mari Chaka est sans travail, leur couple se déchire. Dans la cour de la maison qu'ils partagent avec d'autres familles, un tribunal a été installé. Des représentants de la société civile africaine ont engagé une procédure judiciaire contre la Banque Mondiale et le FMI, qu'ils jugent responsables du drame qui secoue l'Afrique. Entre plaidoiries et témoignages, la vie continue dans la cour. Chaka semble indifférent à cette volonté inédite de l'Afrique de réclamer ses droits. Pris dans l'étau de la dette et de l'ajustement structurel, le continent africain doit lutter pour sa survie. La nouveau film d'Abderrahmane Sissako est une comédie surprenante, traitant d'un sujet très sérieux: le destin de l'Afrique. Mais ce ton léger n'empêche pas, bien au contraire, que les choses soient dites. Fiche pédagogique disponible sur le site www.e-media.ch
Aspettando la felicità( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French-Mauritanian film that presents an odyssey of images, with little to no narrative, set in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. The story of two people who cross paths in Nouadhibou
Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En attendant le bonheur Heremakono( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouadhibou, eine Kleinstadt an der Küste Mauretaniens, ein Ort des Transits. Abdallah besucht vor seiner Abreise nach Europa noch einmal seine Mutter. Er sitzt in seinem Zimmer mit dem ebenerdigen Fenster und beobachtet das Leben auf der Strasse als Fremder, da er die lokale Sprache nicht spricht. Fixiert auf Europa bleibt er zunächst distanziert. Aber im Lauf der Zeit nähert er sich einigen Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern der kleinen Stadt an, beginnt, sich für sie und ihr Leben zu interessieren. Soll er überhaupt noch fortgehen oder doch nicht? Abderrahmane Sissako schildert in ruhigen und wunderschönen Bildern das Leben in dieser afrikanischen Kleinstadt, zeigt ihre Menschen mit grosser Sympathie und subtilem Humor. Und er behandelt sein immer wieder kehrendes Thema vom Fortgehen oder Hierbleiben. (Trigon-Film) ; de
 
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La vie sur terre = Life on earth
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Abderrahmane Sissako director de cine mauritano

Abderrahmane Sissako filmproducent uit Mauritanië

Abderrahmane Sissako mauretanischer Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Abderrahmane Sissako Mauritanian film director

Abderrahmane Sissako regista mauritano

Sissako, A.

Sissako, Abderrahmane 1961-

Sissako, Abderrehmane

Sissako Abderrehmane 1961-....

Sissako, Dramane

Sissako Dramane 1961-....

Абдеррахман Сіссако

Сисако, Абдеррахман

עבדרחמן סיסאקו

עבדרחמן סיסאקו במאי קולנוע מאוריטני

عبد الرحمن سيساغو

عبد الرحمن سيساكو مخرج أفلام موريتاني

عبدالرحمن سیساکو

시사코, 압데라만 1961-

アブデラマン・シサコ

阿博德哈蒙·西塞科

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