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Ashakara -
Director: Gérard Louvin
From: Burkina-Faso, Togo, Switzerland, and France
Year: 1991 - Minutes: 90
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: comedy
Format: 35mm
Niche: Africa, Action

Set in Togo, West Africa, Ashakara is a modern African tale. An African doctor finds a cure to a deadly virus and decides to mass produce the drug at low cost in Africa. However, a pharmaceutical multinational does not want the doctor to succeed and sends an agent to Africa first to buy the drug then to destroy it...Mixing action, suspense, good humor, and a lucid depiction of the contemporary African continent, Ashakara entertains and educates all at once.