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Author: Issa Baba TraoréCheick Oumar SissokoIbrahima ToureIdrissa OuedraogoBalla Moussa KeitaAll authors
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, [2004]. ©2004
Series: New African cinema.; Library of African cinema (Videodisc)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : BambaraView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Fiction films
Political films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Issa Baba Traoré; Cheick Oumar Sissoko; Ibrahima Toure; Idrissa Ouedraogo; Balla Moussa Keita; Habib Dembélé; Kora Films (Firm),; Centre national de production cinématographique du Mali,; Direction de la production cinématographique du Burkina-Faso,; Westdeutscher Rundfunk,; California Newsreel (Firm),
OCLC Number: 58528509
Language Note: In Bambara with English subtitles.
Notes: "En coproduction avec La Centre National de Production Cinématographique du Mali, La Direccion de la Production Cinématographique du Berkino-Faso, La WDR Cologne."
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
Credits: Photography, Lionel Cousin; editors, Kahena Attia, Joëlle Dufour; music, Pierre Sauvageot, Michel Risse.
Cast: Falaba Issa Traore, Bala Moussa Keita, Habib Dembele, Lamine Diallo, Hélène Diarra, Mouneïssa Maiga, Fatoumata Coulibaly, Cheick Oumar Maiga.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; letterboxed (1.85:1).
Series Title: New African cinema.; Library of African cinema (Videodisc)
Other Titles: Guimba (Motion picture)
Guimba, the tyrant
Guimba, a tyrant in his time
Responsibility: Idrissa Ouedraogo présente ; une production Kora-Films ; directeur de production, Ibrahima Toure ; un film de Cheick Oumar Sissoko.

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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.

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