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RA, THE MECHANIC - still #1


(Ra, la réparatrice)
US Premiere

Director: Mamadou Cisse

Mali, 2007, 26 min

Festival Year:2008

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Ramata Coulibaly and her work crew

Crew:Producer: Farafina Danbé productions - Editor & Cinematographer: Rivot Eric - Sound: Yiriye Sabo

Sales:Mamadou CISSE, BP: E 338, Bamako - Mali - T: 00 223 678 38 40


In the busy streets of Bamako, a young woman, about 25 years old, repairs generators. Engaged to be married, Ra does "a man's job" and supervises a crew of teenage boys. Ra gives much importance to social relationships - she participates in the Tontines organized by the young woman of her district and wrecked generators from her shop are recovered and transformed into crockery and kitchen utensils. On Ra's wedding day, the presents given to her include gifts made from her recovered generators.


About the director

Mamadou Cisse (1967) was born in Bamako, Mali where he works.

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