Skip to main content

Malian Cinema

Over forty years old and with more than two hundred films of all genres in all formats, Malian cinema has occupied a central place in the cinematic landscape of Africa and the world since the 1970s. This impressive international success is to be credited to highly talented and persevering directors such as Souleymane Cissé, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Adama Drabo, Abdoulaye Ascofaré, and Assane Kouyaté, who have won such prestigious awards as the coveted Yennenga Stallion, the Best First Feature Film as well as Jury prizes at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso, and the Jury Prize at the Cannes ...

Read Full Article

Support the Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, sustainability projects, educational outreach, and more.