Films on the Green | DANCING THE TWIST IN BAMAKO (Twist à Bamako)
Wednesday, September 6 | Columbia University
DANCING THE TWIST IN BAMAKO (Twist à Bamako) directed by Robert Guédiguian
With Stéphane Bak, Alicia Da Luz Gomes, Saabo Balde, Bakary Diombera
In 1960s Mali, the youth of Bamako embrace the twist dance and rock and roll imported from the West as they dream of political change. Amidst this atmosphere of hope, young socialist Samba encounters the spirited Lara during a political mission to the bush. As their love story unfolds, they face the challenges of revolution and strive to achieve their dreams for a brighter future.