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Sia : le rêve du python = the dream of the python

Author: Dani KouyatéRobert MilliéSotigui KouyatéHabib DembéléHamadoun KassoguéAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by ArtMattan Productions, 2001.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : Australian languagesView all editions and formats
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Epic drama set in Kombi, a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king, who in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god. Her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dani Kouyaté; Robert Millié; Sotigui Kouyaté; Habib Dembélé; Hamadoun Kassogué; Ibrahim Baba Cissé; Fatoumata Diawara; Ousmane Moussa Diagana; Sahélis Productions.; Productions de la lanterne.; Burkina Faso. Direction de la cinématographie nationale.; ArtMattan Productions.
OCLC Number: 51642979
Language Note: In Gumatj, with English subtitles.
Notes: Inspired loosely by "La légende du Wagadu vue par Sia Yatabéré" by Moussa Diagana.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Millié.
Cast: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué, Ibrahim Baba Cissé, Fatoumata Diawara, and others.
Awards: Official selection: Cannes Film Festival, African Diaspora Film Festival.
Winner of Special Jury Prize, FESPACO.
Description: 1 videocassette (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS (NTSC).
Other Titles: Rêve du python
Dream of the python
Responsibility: ArtMattan Productions ; Sahélis Productions ; Les Productions de la Lanterne ; la direction de la Cinématographie Nationale de Burkina ; un film de Dani Kouyate.

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Epic drama set in Kombi, a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king, who in order to bring back prosperity, is advised to sacrifice Sia, the most beautiful young virgin of the village, to a mystical snake god. Her fiancé rebels, the village becomes divided, and in the struggles which follow, characters confront issues of honor, corruption, and power.

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