“Passionate and visually beautiful … Timbuktu is a cry from the heart—with all the more moral authority for being expressed with such grace and such care.” —The Guardian (UK)
Based on real-life events of the 2012 northern Mali occupation by religious fundamentalists, Timbuktu focuses on the humanistic effects of the conflict on the townspeople. The familiar woes of everyday life and remarkable resistance to a hostile takeover encircle a narrative that follows a herder and his family residing on the outskirts of town. Universal truths of human nature emerge as he experiences an upturned idea of “justice” following a dispute over his slaughtered prize cow. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards. 2014; DCP; in Arabic, Bambara, French, English, Songhay, and Tamasheq with English subtitles; 97 minutes.
African Heritage/Faith Community Night
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 pm
Immediately following the February 28 screening, join us for a panel discussion featuring prominent local clergy and leaders from the Twin Cities’ African community. Panelists include:
- Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel
- Imam Mohammed Dukuly, Masjid Al Ansar
- Dr. Avelino Mills-Novoa, Interim President, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
- Moussa Diawara, President, Malian Association of Minnesota
- Darryl Streeter, Co-Executive Producer, African Heritage/Faith Community Night
This presentation is endorsed by the Malian Association of Minnesota, West African Collaborative, and Darryl Streeter, Community Cultural Critic.