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Princeton University Library Catalog
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (106 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Foreign language films
Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
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This adaptation of an ancient oral legend from Mali, is one the most acclaimed and widely seen African films ever made. An Oedipal story mixed with magic, Yeelen is as visually stunning as anything from Hollywood.. Set in the powerful Mali Empire of the 13th century, Yeelen follows the journey of Nianankoro, a young warrior who must battle the powerful Komo cult. Nianankoro's greatest enemy is his own father, a dangerous and corrupt wizard who uses his dark magic to try and destroy his son. Traveling over the arid Bambara, Fulani and Dogan lands of ancient West Africa, Nianankoro eventually comes face to face with his father in a final fatal showdown. Cisse's extraordinary use of landscapes and light produces a unique and striking cinematic style..
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Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1987.