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  • Finye tackles the generation gap in post-colonial West Africa. Its heroine is the pot smoking daughter of a provincial military governor who falls in love with a fellow university student, the descendent of one of Mali's chiefs.


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  • Two Malian teenagers, Bah and Batrou, from different backgrounds, meet at secondary school. Bah is the descendent of a great tribal chieftain. Batrous father, a provincial military governor, represents the new ruling power. The two teenagers are part of a generation that rejects the established order and challenges the society in which they live.

    Dois adolescentes malineses, Bah e Batrou, oriundos de classes sociais diferentes, encontram-se no liceu. Bah é o descendente de um grande chefe tradicional. O pai de Batrou, governador militar, representa o novo poder. Os jovens pertencem a uma geração que recusa a ordem estabelecida e põe em xeque a sociedade.

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