Timbuktu, 2014

Abderrahmane Sissako
Timbuktu, 2014
Digital video, colour
92 minutes
Film still


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, 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 from the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentaly kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered "GPS", his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

All SAF events are free and open to the public.