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Title Yeelen = Brightness / Cissé Films
Published New York : Kino International, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Cis/Yee  AVAILABLE
 MELB  791.4372 Cis/Yee  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary A film adaptation of one of the great oral epics of the Bambara people, set during the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century. Tells the story of Nianankoro, a young Bambara warrior destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father, and, inevitably, himself. The climactic flash of light which floods the screen at the film's end ushers in a new purified world order and captures the Bambara belief in time as circular, not linear, always returning to that initial "brightness" which created the world
Notes Originally produced in Mali by Cissé Films 1987; released in association with Cinecom International Films
Credits Director, Souleymane Cissé ; further extensive credits given in the Bambara language only
Cast Balla Moussa Keita, Issiaka Kane, Soumba Traoure
Notes DVD
In Bambara with English subtitles
Subject Bambara (African people) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Foreign film
Foreign films
Video recordings.
Author Cissé, Souleymane.
Keita, Balla Moussa.
Kane, Issiaka.
Traoure, Soumba.
Cissé Films.
Kino International Corporation.
Other Titles Brightness