Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

Sissako, a Mauritanian filmmaker living in France, returns to Sokolo, a small and remote village in Mali to visit his Father. The arrival of the 21st century is hardly noticed by these people, who are still struggling so hard to merely enter the 20th century. Through this filmmaker’s eyes, Sissako shows us the difficulty of making a telephone call, the parched Mali land and their primitive radio station. The barren legacy of colonialism will pursue these characters into the next century… A moving and poetic contemplation on the relationship between black Africa and the industrial world.

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