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Ladji is a 20-year-old poorly paid transit worker who lives in Bamako, Mali’s bustling capital. He barely earns enough to cover the rent for the meager shanty he and his sister Ami call home. When nepotism bars him from yet another promotion, Ladji turns to a new career as a drug trafficker. Before long he is entangled in the criminal underworld, including the military, government and eventually al-Qaeda. Set in the years leading up to Mali’s 2012 coup d’état, Wùlu tells the unsettling tale of a man’s rise to the heights of criminal power in this fast-paced political thriller.
In French and Bambara with English subtitles.
(Suitable for age 14+)
Friday, February 23rd 2018 | 7:00pm
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