Screened as part of TOAFF08
Bamako depicts a mock trial in which the West is put on trial for greed and neglect.
Bar singer Melé is on the verge of breaking up with her out of work husband Chaka. Their life is poetically mirrored in the trial court, which has been set up in the courtyard of the house they share with other families. In the trial, African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa’s woes.