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Mali: Saturday Night at the Movies

As I wandered back to the mission catholique after a day exploring Bamako, I bumped into Steve and Oliver. They were going to the movies, so I tagged along.

Full House

There might have been only a handful of humans willing to experience the delights of French-dubbed Harrison Ford, but there were dozens of bats cheeping round the auditorium, quite a few crickets chirping loudly under the seats, and most memorably of all, at least one rat scampering around in the gloom, tickling our feet. I also noted there were quite a few mosquitoes lurking in the dark, but before I could get too worried about them, the film coughed into life.