Barkomo (La grotte)

  • Barkomo (La grotte)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2019
Format : Feature
Running time : 75 (in minutes)

Mali, late 17th century. In a small hamlet of the Dogon country, a hunter lives with his two wives. After 10 years of marriage, Yamio, the first wife, can still not bear a child and tries to commit suicide because of her co-wive's humiliations. Yamio throws herself off the cliff but lands miraculously safe.

A film by Aboubacar Bablé DRABA & Boucary OMBOTIMBÉ

Mali, 2019, Feature drama, 1h15 min

starring Salimata Tapily, Boucary Goimba, Ousmane Kassogué, Daouda Ombotimbé

1st feature

Directors: Aboubacar Bablé DRABA & Boucary OMBOTIMBÉ
Screenwriter: Boucary Ombotimbé
DoP: Aboubacar B. Draba, Moussa Soumbounou
Sound: Toumani Keïta
Music: Bourama Traoré (LIL B)
Mixage : Mamadou Sidibé
Décor/Set design: Association Ondopri

2019 | Fespaco, Burkina Faso
* Official Competition - Feature
* World Premiere


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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