06.03 – Abderrahmane Sissako’s new film ‘Bamako’. Support WPFW and get tickets to the premiere!

Listen LIVE online [Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 8pm EST]

It’s time again for the WPFW fund drive! And tonight on Africa Now! with your host Akenji Ndumu, we bring you political education and entertainment. Actor and activist Danny Glover’s new production company Louveture Films, a company that partners with progressive filmmakers around the world to produce films of historical relevance and social purpose, will be premiering their latest offering on June 15 in Washington DC. The filmmakers is award winning Mauritanian/Malian film director Abderrahmane Sissako. The film is Bamako.

To pledge, call 202-588-9739, 1-800-222-9739 or DONATE ONLINE.

Bamako is a feature film set in the traditional courtyard of an African home, in which a very non-traditional tribunal is taking place – offering an opportunity for ordinary Africans to face the representatives of the international financial institutions that supposedly exist to eradicate poverty. The court-within-the-courtyard tries the case of Globalization. Set in the capital city of Mali, Bamako explores all the hardships brought on by ecomonic globalization. It is a powerful film that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and in film festivals around the world.

As a thank you for your support of Africa Now and WPFW FM, we will offer you tickets to the gala world premire of Bamako on June 15, all for a pledge of $35.00 to WPFW. Following the opening night screening of Bamako there will be a panel discussion with experts on the World Bank and its effect on the continent. See for just$35.00 you can go to a movie premire, get a poltical education from experts and AND support WPFW and Africa Now!

To pledge, call 202-588-9739, 1-800-222-9739 or DONATE ONLINE.

GUESTS

Joining us to discuss Bamako and International Financial Institutions are Joslyn Barnes, co-founder of Louverture Films with Danny Glover and Nicole Lee, Executive Director of TransAfrica.

Your hosts for tonight will be Africa Now’s regular host Akenji Ndumu and senior Africa Now! producer Joia Jefferson Nuri.

LINKS

Info on Washington DC Premiere of Bamako.

The Movie: Bamako. Also visit www.bamako-film.com

The Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

The Studioi: Louveture Films

TransAfrica Forum

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