2006. 115 min. Mali/USA/France. Writer/Director: Abderrahmane Sissako. Feature Film
In French / Bambara with English subtitles. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF whom they blame for Africa's woes... Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard.