Anders S. Jepsen
Best Short Documentary
With the unrest in Burkina Faso and Mali as a backdrop, “Bamako Play” follows the critically acclaimed Danish band The KutiMangoes as they meet and collaborate with local African musicians. How does the Western and traditional African music come together as they record a new album? Meanwhile, a dwarf interprets the music through modern dance and a traditional Malian dance troupe practices and performs. It’s joy, it’s dancing, and it’s a musical ecstasy.