There’s a traditional Toureg herder living peacefully in the dunes on the edge of town, a Muslim who plays desert blues. A liberal Imam intercedes for a black woman and berates the gunmen for disturbing the peace of his mosque. Sissako’s (Bamako, Waiting for Happiness) caustic sense of the absurd makes this subtle sense of clashing cultures both funny and petrifying, while creating a powerful feel of fate inevitably playing itself out.
“passionate and visually beautiful . . Timbuktu is a cry from the heart” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
There will be a panel discussion with Dr Rachael Langford from Cardiff University and Sandra Skinner from Hay-Timbuktu link chaired by Fadhili Maghiya from the Watch Africa Film Festival after the screening at Chapter Arts Centre on Sunday 22 March.
Winner of two Awards at Cannes Film Festival 2014
Part of Conversations About Cinema's Impact of Conflict Season a Film Audience Network Initiative led by Watershed with QFT and Chapter Arts.
Join the conversation: www.conversationsaboutcinema.co.uk ￼@ConvoCinema #convocinema