13 Best African Movies To Get You Hooked
8. Yeelen (Brightness)(Mali,1987) by Souleymane Cissé
Truly one of the best films to come out of Africa, this Malian movie is all kinds of awesome.It is near and dear to my heart since it talks about a group of people from my paternal Grand-father’s ethnic group.This film literally contains magic figuratively speaking that is.This recipe offers a boy whose old man is an evil magician, who takes his destiny into his own hands in order to great, compassionate acts.You will love it when you see it, I guarantee it.
From Hal Erickson, Rovi: “Filmed in the African country of Mali, Yeelen (Brightness) weaves several Kenyan folk stories into an engaging framework. The hero is a young boy whose father is an evil magician. Marked for death by his long-absent papa, the boy bids goodbye to his mother and heads for the hills. En route to his kindly uncle, our hero utilizes his own conjuring skills for the benefit of those less fortunate than himself; he also rescues a king from being deposed.”