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A young woman in a bright yellow top and colouful skirt sits on a step, stretching out the elsastic of a catapult in preparation to fire it.

About Maona Art presents Banel & Adama

In this compelling love story set in Mali, Banel and Adama’s relationship is tested by a devastating turn of events that challenges their village’s way of life.

Headstrong Banel and Adama decide to leave their family compound and embark on a project to build their own love nest. When harsh weather conditions unexpectedly blight their village, Adama is forced to put building plans on hold. With Adama’s attention now drawn elsewhere, Banel is left to contend with the dark shadows that linger from her former marriage, forging a powerful and atmospheric debut by writer-director Ramata-Toulaye Sy.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers and adverts. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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