BAMAKO

18.9. Tuesday

19:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Abderrahmane Sissako; Mali 2006; OF m. dt. UT; 35mm; 118 min.

Presented by Emeka Ogboh

Berlin-based artist Emeka Ogboh presents BAMAKO, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s 2006 cinema classic. Singer Mélé lives in Mali’s capital, Bamako, with her unemployed husband Chaka and other families. In the back yard of their house, a trial against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank is taking place. Various spokesmen for the African people initiate court proceedings against the institutions to call them to account for bringing a number of African countries to financial ruin. The courtyard becomes a courtroom and – while prosecutors, witnesses and defence lawyers state their cases – Mélé, Chaka and the others get on with their lives as usual.

Oshodi Stock Exchange (2014/2016), a sound installation by Emeka Ogboh (born in 1977 in Nigeria) is currently being shown at Museum Ludwig and it was acquired by the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst society’s ‘Junger Ankauf’ initiative.

Emeka Ogboh will discuss the film and why he selected it with Dr Yilmaz Dziewior.

In cooperation with the Freunden des Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Museum Ludwig society
(www.museumsfreunde-koeln.de)