RA, THE MECHANIC
Director: Mamadou Cisse
Mali, 2007, 26 min
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.