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Maimouna Hélène Diarra in Guimba

Guimba

1995 NR

Set in the mythical kingdom of ancient Mali, Guimba is the cautionary tale of a tyrant who rules over the town of Sitkali with little mercy. Using sorcery, the tyrant completely manipulates his subjects. His single weak spot is his son, a perverse dwarf with an insatiable appetite … that includes the mother of the woman to whom he's betrothed. Directed by Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Guimba won the grand prize at FESPACO, Africa's premier film festival.

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