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Sia, the Myth of the Python - Dani Kouyate
Sia, the Myth of the Python
Director: Dani Kouyate
From: Burkina Faso/France
Year: 2001 - Minutes: 96
Language: Bambara with English subtitles
Genre: Epic Drama

Kombi is a poverty-stricken city dominated by a tyrant king. In order to bring back prosperity, the king is advised by his priests to make the traditional human sacrifice of a young virgin to a mystical snake god. Sia, the most beautiful young woman of the village, has been designated. Lieutenant Mamadi, her fiancÚ, rebels against the decision to perform this ritual and the village becomes divided. Struggles and revelations follow as the characters confront issues of honour, corruption and power.

35mm rental: $250
video sale: $90
DVD sale: $295
DVD entitled GREAT AFRICAN FILMS - VOL 2- also includes feature film Tasuma, The Fighter