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World Bank / IMF on trial

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... in the film "Bamako".


"Bamako", featuring a mock trial of the Fund and World Bank, will headline this year's New African Films Festival, opening today at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland.


The film, directed by Malian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako won the Jury's Prize at both the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia and the Lumières d'Afrique festival. It has also been screened at film festivals at Cannes, Toronto, and New York. It tells the story of Chaka and Melé and of a mock trial involving international financial institutions held in the couple's courtyard. The movie examines the role the World Bank, Fund, and WTO play in Africa and casts a critical eye on globalization.


Thank you for the heads up, Salomon.


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