Ta Dona (Fire) (Mali: 1991)

Director

Adama Drabo

Cast list

Fily Traore                                    Sidy

Djemeba Diawara                     Koro, Tochter des Abgeordneten

Ballamoussa Keita                    Fakoro, Chef der Jäger

Abdou Samake                           Fakoros Sohn

Arouna Diarra                            Bablé, Chef von Farabougou

Mamadou Fomba                      Fabou, Sidys Freund

Djibril Kouyate                           Samou, der Abgeordnete

Samby Karambe                       Heilerin

Fatoumata Touré                       Oumou, Frau des Abgeordneten

Credits

Writing Credits: Adama Drabo (screenplay)

Synopsis

This film creates a link between the modern world and the traditional world. In a small Malian village, the people are conflicted between obeying the government and upholding tradition. The villagers customarily hunt by setting forest fires; however, the government has banned forest fires because of their combined danger and destruction. Sidy, a young forest ranger from the city, is called to combat a forest fire in the village. He finds himself developing a closer relationship with the villagers than his employers. He then journeys to find a plant with magical healing powers that supposedly eases the pain of childbirth. Through his work, he must try to bring together the local villagers and his bosses.

 

Clarke Fountain, Ta Dona, The New York Times (online newspaper)

Ta Dona, African Film Festival New York (African entertainment website)

TA DONA, California Newsreel (social issue documentary film center)

Ta DonaTrigon-film (film blog)

 

 

 

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