||French, Arabic, Bambara, English, Songhay and Tamashek|
In 2012 a militant Islamic group, Ansar Dine, took control of the ancient city
of Timbuktu on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Sharia law was imposed
and the community had to adjust to its harsh and arbitrary rules. A dispute
between a cattleman and fisherman exemplifies the human toll this abrupt change
Rated PG-13 for some violence and thematic elements.
This a special presented in collaboration with Shepherd University's
International Affairs Program and Department of History. Post-film discussion
led by Dr. Elizabeth Perego.
About the director Abderrahmane Sissako.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.