Baara

Year: 1978
Running Time: 90
Color Type: Color
Country: Africa (region)
Language: Bambara with English subtitles [audio]
Genres: World Cinema
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Baara

The first feature film ever produced in Mail, Baara (The Porter) is about a young man caught in the growing political and economic tensions of urban Africa. Balla Diarra is a worker in the capital city of Bamako who struggles to survive on his meagar income. After his friend is murdered by an unfeeling factory boss, he must confront increasingly violent choices. Set in a modern city rather than a mythical past or traditional village, Baara offers a portrait of African life not often seen on the American screen.
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