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Title:

MALI BLUES

Country:Deutschland 2016
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:93 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :Gregor, Lutz
Screenplay:Gregor, Lutz
Cinematography:Schneppat, Axel
Sound:Daniel Piechotka
 Jörg Höhne
 Karsten Höfer
 Pascal Capitolin
  
Producer: Lea-Marie Körner
 Christian Beetz
 Kerstin Meyer-Beetz
Production company:gebrueder beetz filmproduktion
 



Storyline



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After Islamists took control of the regions of Timbuktu and Kidal in northern Mali, banning dance and secular music and destroying instruments there, many musicians had to flee out of fear for their lives. The film MALI BLUES introduces four artists whose music speaks out against fanaticism, hate and violence and for a tolerant Islam: Fatoumata Diawara, who has already performed on-stage in Cologne before as a shooting star of the world music scene at the Cologne Philharmonic, and appeared on-screen at the African Film Festival as an actress in the feature films SIA and TIMBUKTU; Bassekou Kouyaté, griot and master of the ngoni, the traditional Malian string instrument; Ahmed Ag Kaedi, an electric guitar virtuoso influenced by Jimi Hendrix and leader of the Tuareg band Amanar; and young rapper Master Soumy.
They all have one thing in common: their music gives people the power to change things and the hope of a peaceful future together. The film documents this with poetic images and features a magnificent soundtrack that ranges from gentle a capella singing to rocking, full-blast concert recordings.

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