About

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels.

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Directed by

Abderrahmane Sissako

Written by

Abderrahmane Sissako (Writer)
Kessen Tall (Writer)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

France, Mauritania

Language

French

Tagline

A song for freedom

Cast

Keywords

civil war cattle sharia law religious conflict religious fundamentalism religious differences african customs yihad

Lists

#19 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2015 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#36 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#328 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?