Bamako, capital of Mali, is again in the news, this time with the DVD release of the movie Bamako by Artificial Eye in association with Christian Aid and Q-News, the UK’s leading Muslim magazine. The plot intertwines the story of bar singer Melé and her husband Chaka (whose relationship is breaking under the strain of unemployment) with the bigger story of the IMF and the World Bank in Africa. We’ll be reviewing the DVD has soon as we get our hands on a copy. In the meantime, check out the video file of Christian Aid’s Deborah Burton talking about the movie.
Bamako – the Movie