You can order a virtual screening of Bamako for just $10, after which you’ll have seven days to watch the film, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Bamako purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Icarus Films—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Bamako:

2006. 117 m. Abderrahmane Sissako. Icarus Films. Mali. French/Bambara with English subtitles. NR.

Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work, and the couple is on the verge of breaking up… In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been established. African civil society spokesmen have started proceedings against the World Bank and the IMF, whom they blame for Africa’s woes. Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard, where Chaka does not seem to be concerned by this novel Africa’s desire to fight for its rights.

Bamako – Benefits the Jacob Burns Film Center from Icarus Films on Vimeo.

Order a virtual screening of Bamako!

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link. You will first need to register on this site with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free.
  • This film can be viewed on a television (by mirroring a mobile device to your television set), a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android), and/or a computer (by clicking on the link in the confirmation email).
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