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Title:

GAO, LA RÉSISTANCE D’UN PEUPLE

Title German:GAO, WIDERSTAND EINES VOLKES
Country:Mali 2018
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:54 Minutes
Film series:17. Afrika Film Festival


Director :Sanogo, Kassim
Music:Paultre Negel, Grégoire
  


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At the beginning of 2012, the northern Malian city of Gao was occupied by Jihadi groups. By the force of arms, they demanded the introduction of Sharia law and that the country be divided. While part of the population in Gao joined forces with the separatists, others set up a fierce résistance force to fight the occupation. They formed vigilante groups and night watches to protect their families, organised demonstrations and clandestine gatherings, and eventually managed to drive the Islamists out of Gao. To find out more about the details of the résistance movement, filmmaker Kassim Sanogo travelled to Gao and collected mobile phone videos from the time and interviewed some of the people involved. We hear not only from résistance fighters and members of the city’s council of elders, but also from residents who collaborated with the Jihadis before they were ousted.

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