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2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film! Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. 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 are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants. Timbuktu is Mauritania's first entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. (Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014, 97 min.)

 

Sponsored by FACE festival, the IU French and Italian department, and IU Libraries Moving Image Archive/Screening Room.

This event is free, but ticketed, and open to the public.


The Screening Room temperature tends to run cool, so please remember to bring a jacket or sweater. 

No food or drink is permitted in the Screening Room.

 

 

 

Date:
Monday, February 18, 2019
Time:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Wells Screening Room (ground floor, within Media Services)
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Jamie Thomas Baldys