BANEL & ADAMA – Review by Diane Carson

Senegalese writer/director Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Banel & Adama burrows boldly into the conflict between a couple’s choices and societal customs. Set in contemporary times in the remote northern Senegalese village of Futa immersed in Muslim tradition, nineteen-year-old Adama rejects his culturally designated position as tribal chief, a role incurred by the death of his elder brother Yero.

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