Timbuktu (Mauritania/France)

WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2017 | Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM

Timbuktu (Mauritania/France)
Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako; 2014, 97 mins.

A melding of two sensibilities: the otherworldly beauty of an Arabian Nights fairytale and the worst extremes of 21st century religious fundamentalism. Set in Mali, this Academy Award-nominated drama follows a young family of Tuareg shepherds, emphasizing the loving nature of their relationships and the deeply sensual colors, textures, sights, and sounds that define their quotidian existence. Enter a band of radical jihadists whose sharia law forbids listening to Western music, playing soccer, or socializing between the sexes. Defying their rules brings horrendous, even fatal consequences.

Programmed by Film Forum.

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