Timbuktu

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Timbuktu
Directed by: Abderrahmane SissakoI 2014
With: Ibrahim Ahmed
Run time: 97 min

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants. ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM (MAURITANIA)

US Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Available on digital June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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