Genesis (La Genese) (Mali: 1999)

Director

Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Cast list

Magma Coulibaly
Habib Dembélé
Maimouna Hélène Diarra as Lea
Fatoumata Diawara as Dina
Namory Keita
Salif Keïta as Esau
Balla Moussa Keïta as Hamor
Sotigui Kouyaté as Jacob

Credits

Writers: Jean-Louis Sagot-Durvaroux
Executive producers: Jacques Atlan, Chantal Bagilishya

Synopsis

A Biblical drama about the house of Abraham. Set in Mali's Hombori Tondo escarpment, Joseph, Jacob’s son, is kidnapped. To complicate things even more, Esau is pitted against Jacob who stole Esau’s birthright years earlier. Jacob and the House of Abraham have to deal with internal struggles as well as outside invaders in the Canaanites as Jacob and his herd of farmers is pitted against Esau and his herd of hunters in this West-African epic.

Academic Articles:

Old Testament Themes Are Transplanted to Mali: [Review] by Holden, Stephen 03 Dec 1999: E, 25:1

Adapting Genesis by Metz, Walter C. Literature Film Quarterly. 2007, Vol. 35 Issue 3, pp. 229-236.

Tribal Conflict by Wall, James M. Christian Century. 11/03/99, Vol. 116 Issue 30, pp. 1043

La Genèse by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Paul Stoller. American Anthropologist. New Series, Vol. 102, No. 2, Jun 2000. pp. 354-356.

 

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