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New Yorker Gets Sissako's "Bamako"

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 29, 2006 at 12:05PM

New Yorker Films has announced its acquisition of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Bamako," which is screening early next week at the New York Film Festival. The film, which has already screened at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, will be released in Februrary 2007. Described as, "The intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. The country’s civil society is taking action against the international financial institutions whom they directly blame for Africa’s woes." It was executive produced by Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes of Louverture Films, who will join the director at the festival. Additionally, on Tuesday, October 3, musician and activist Harry Belafonte, economist Jeffrey Sachs, filmmaker Sissako, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and moderator Mahmood Mamdani will participate in a panel discussion about the movie. [Eugene Hernandez]
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New Yorker Films has announced its acquisition of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Bamako," which is screening early next week at the New York Film Festival. The film, which has already screened at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, will be released in Februrary 2007. Described as, "The intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. The country’s civil society is taking action against the international financial institutions whom they directly blame for Africa’s woes." It was executive produced by Danny Glover and Joslyn Barnes of Louverture Films, who will join the director at the festival. Additionally, on Tuesday, October 3, musician and activist Harry Belafonte, economist Jeffrey Sachs, filmmaker Sissako, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and moderator Mahmood Mamdani will participate in a panel discussion about the movie. [Eugene Hernandez]

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