Academy Award Nominee Timbuktu Now in L.A.
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM
Q&A with Timbuktu’ director Abderrahmane Sissako at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, on February 3rd 2015
Runtime: 97 min
Language: Arabic, English, French
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Writer(s): Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Cast: Abel Jafri, Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the jihadists. 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 had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but when their destiny changes abruptly, Kidane must face the new laws of the foreign occupiers.
Royal thru Feb 12th
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