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Great African films. Vol. 2 : a series of award-winning films from the continent of Africa.

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD GRE v.2 (Text) 31951003684146 Main Floor - DVDs Global Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781565806450
  • ISBN: 156580645X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : ArtMattan Productions ; [2007]

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General Note:
Tasuma originally released as a motion picture in 2003; Sia originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Sia is based on "La légende du Wagadu vue par Sia Yatabéré" by Moussa Diagana.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Tasuma: Cinematography, Nara Kéo Kosal ; editor, Andrée Davanture ; music, Cheick Tidiane Seck.
Sia: Cinematography, Robert Millié ; editor, Zoë Durouchoux ; music, Daniel Rousseau, Fantani Touré.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tasuma cast: Mamadou Zerbo, Bessani Raoul Khalil, Aï Keïta, Karen Sonia Sanou, Noufou Papa Ouédraogo, Sergi Henri, Stanislas Soré ... [et al.]
Sia cast: Sotigui Kouyaté, Habib Dembélé, Hamadoun Kassogué, Ibrahim Baba Cissé, Fatoumata Diawara, Kardigué Laïco Traoré, Mariétou Kouyaté ... [et al.]
Summary, etc.:
Tasuma: The story of Sogo Sanou, aka Tasuma, a former French soldier who was a member of the African troops known as the Tiralleurs Senegalais, which fought hard for France. Sanou has been trying for over 50 years to obtain his well-deserved military pension. Convinced he will receive the money, he buys a mill on credit for the village. When the money does not arrive, Sanou is put in prison. The women of the village rally to set him free
Sia: Kombi is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. In order to bring back prosperity, the king is advised by his priests to make the traditional human sacrifice of a young virgin to a mystical snake god. Sia, the most beautiful young woman in the village, is chosen. Lieutenant Mamadi, her fiancé, rebels against the decision to perform this ritual, and the village becomes divided. Struggles and revelations follow as the villagers confront issues of honor, corruption and power
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Tasuma: French and Moore dialogue, English subtitles.
Sia: Bambara dialogue, English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Tasuma received the Bronze Stallion of Yenenga award at FESPACO 2005.
Sia received the Special Prize of the Jury at FESPACO 2001.
Subject: Military pensions > Burkina Faso > Drama.
Debt, Imprisonment for > Burkina Faso > Drama.
Default (Finance) > Burkina Faso > Drama.
Sacrifice of virgins > Drama.
Dictators > Drama.
Political corruption > Drama.
Foreign films > Burkina Faso.
Foreign films > France.
Motion pictures, French.
Motion pictures, Bambara.

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