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Daresalam (Burkina Faso, Chad, France, 2000)

Directed by Issa Serge Coelo. This feature film focuses on two young men caught up in the Civil War in Chad. It begins in the 1970s with the story of Koni and Djimi as the central government invades their village and insists on buying the farmer's millet at below market and then browbeats the villagers into paying taxes to help fight the war. When they resist the government burns the village and massacres the inhabitants. Djimi, wounded, remains behind with the hard-liners, while Koni joins a faction which supports compromise with the government. In French and Arabic with English subtitles. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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