“Fatɔbugu” film on YouTube with English subtitles.
Short film discription: Paul, an expatriate, decides to visit his fiancé Isabelle in Fatɔbugu. It just so happens that Paul arrives on a day full of madness and has one insane experience after another with the villagers of Fatɔbugu and thus becomes ‘the fool of the village’ himself with a lesson to be learned from it all.
Note: The English subtitles are most definitely not perfect. But, for anyone learning Bambara, if you use this film for added practice, as you rewatch and as you begin to comprehend and understand Bambara more and more, you’ll eventually find yourself not needing a translation. At the same time, you’ll also find yourself, here and there, making your own mental translation corrections! #LevelUp