An Opera of the World Trailer

Produced by: 
Manthia Diawara
Year: 
2018
Duration: 
2:13

 

 

Manthia Diawara’s film is based on the opera Bintou Were, from the Sahel region of Africa, which recounts an eternal migration drama. The Bintou Were opera, filmed on location in Bamako, Mali in 2007, serves as a mirror for Diawara to build an aesthetic and reflexive story, through song and dance, about the current and yet timeless drama of migration and the ongoing refugee crises.