Cheik Oumar Sissoko


At age 15, Nanyuma was married to a 45-year-old man chosen by her parents (according to Bamanan tradition but against her will). She is left a widow with 2 children at age 23. Again according to tradition, she should now marry the younger brother of her dead husband. She objects to this plan and returns to her parents. When her father refuses to take her in, she leaves again in search of a childhood friend. Mali 1989 Regie: Cheik Oumar Sissoko 107 min, 35mm, Farbe, OmenglU