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ANN: The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali

The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' is now available on DVD.

A film directed by Marie Rodet

Synopsis:

The African slave trade was officially abolished in French Soudan (present-day Mali) by the colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was in fact a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali’s independence in 1960.

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