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    Tasuma The Fighter

    After buying his village a mill on credit, an African elder goes head to head with the government, which continually delays his long-awaited military pension.

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    Tasuma The Fighter

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    A comedy set in contemporary Burkina Faso, Tasuma tells the story of a World War II veteran who has been trying for more than 50 years to obtain his well-deserved military pension. Convinced that he will be paid shortly, Sogo buys a mill on credit for the village. But the money does not arrive. When Sogo is put in prison because he cannot reimburse his loan, the women of the village rally to set him free.

    Director: Daniel Kollo Sanou
    From: Burkina Faso
    Year: 2003
    Minutes: 90
    Language: French and Djula with English subtitles
    Genre: Comedy

    "Tasuma camouflages its razor-sharp indignation with warmth and disarming grace" ~ VILLAGE VOICE

    "Director and writer Kollo Daniel Sanou is in a becalmed, idyllic state of mind, as he leans back and lets this mildly satiric parable unfold." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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    Tasuma The Fighter

    A comedy set in contemporary Burkina Faso, Tasuma tells the story of a World War II veteran who has been trying for more than 50 years to obtain his well-deserved military pension. Convinced that he will be paid shortly, Sogo buys a mill on credit for the village. But the money does not arrive. When Sogo is put in prison because he cannot reimburse his loan, the women of the village rally to set him free.

    Director: Daniel Kollo Sanou
    From: Burkina Faso
    Year: 2003
    Minutes: 90
    Language: French and Djula with English subtitles
    Genre: Comedy

    "Tasuma camouflages its razor-sharp indignation with warmth and disarming grace" ~ VILLAGE VOICE

    "Director and writer Kollo Daniel Sanou is in a becalmed, idyllic state of mind, as he leans back and lets this mildly satiric parable unfold." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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