I saw this film in 1982 and I still remember it vividly -- and have searched to find it several times. I am glad it is now listed in IMDb -- It is both about the life of an African man, and about the life of anyone who works for a company, and wants to remain true to him or herself.
A young manager of a factory encounters a man walking along a road who says his family traditionally are servants to the manager's family. The manager offers him a job, and as he watches out for the other man's welfare, begins to see how the company mistreats its workers. The manager is challenged between his ethics and the pressure from others to protect his own interests as dire problems surface at the factory. Even when he decides on his path, he finds that fate has a formidable power.
Baara is being honored in a New York City festival of African film in May-June 2008!!!
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