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“My second concern is to articulate that, when all is said and done, the issue raised by Bamako is not a purely African issue. It is bigger than Africa. We’re talking about the world of money, the power of money. And if today, the prejudice of this world of money… Because globalization is about how we can make more money, and how quickly. It isn’t about trying to embrace one another as quickly as possible and give everyone kisses. This is not globalization. And this needs to be made clear. So it’s very important for me that people understand that today it is not feasible to continue depriving part of the world of its wealth to make the rest more wealthy. If the consequences of this are clear in Africa today, it’s because Africa is weaker, and so the repercussions are visible. But the West, too, will have to pay the consequences of this world view, this money-centered ethic.”  

Abderrahmane Sissako talking about the motivation for his film Bamako (2006).