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A Feature film by Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Produced by British, Emet Films

Production year : 2000

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Actors (4)

Production and distribution

Executive Producers :

British, Emet Films


Battu tells the tale of a politician a mite too ambitious, who should have thought twice before casting out the beggars from the City… For, in a country where giving alms is a divine obligation, everyone knows that Allah is vital to the smooth running of things… and that includes the government! When the beggars set in motion a ‘beggars’ strike’, the politician lays himself open to political and social upheaval, and all but sinks into the chaos of his family life…

Full credits (6)

Executive Producers :

Patrick Young, David C. Barrot

Director of Photography :

Geary Macleod

Assistant Operator :

Julien Bureau

Screenwriter :

Joslyn Barnes

Sound Recordist :

Laurent Faucher

Editor :

Éric Armbruster

Technical details

Feature film

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Festival Selections (3)

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2001)


Main Program Section Feature Films

TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Planet Africa