Yeelen = Brightness / Filimu SISE bèna = Cissé Films present ; Solomani Sise, ka dja laben nè.
A film adaptation of one of the great oral epics of the Bambara people, set during the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century. Tells the story of Nianankoro, a young Bambara warrior destined to destroy a corrupt older society, the secret Komo cult, and with it his father, and, inevitably, himself. The climactic flash of light which floods the screen at the film's end ushers in a new purified world order and captures the Bambara belief in time as circular, not linear, always returning to that initial "brightness" which created the world.
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, 
- Copyright: ©2002
Originally produced in Mali by Cissé Films 1987; released in association with Cinecom International Films.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Photography, Jean-Noel Ferragut, Jean-Michel Humeau ; editor, Dounamba Coulibaly ; music, Salif Keita, Michel Portal.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Isiyaka Kane, Awa Sangare, Nyamanto Sanogo, Bala Musa Keyita, Sumba Tarawolo, Isimayila Sar, Koke Sangare, Yusufu Tenen Sise, Sidi Jalo.
|System Details Note:||
In Bambara with English subtitles; summaries in French.
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|Subject:||Bambara (African people) > Drama.
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