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Movie Screening: Timbuktu
Date: 21 March 2016 
African Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU.

Movie Screening followed by a Q & A session‬‬ - Timbuktu 

We are pleased to announce that the director of Timbuktu, Mr. Abderrahmane Sissako will present his movie at HKU!

Date: March 21st 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Room MWT4, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong. 


Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Mauritania/ 2014/ 97 mins
In French and Arabic with English subtitles

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by 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 inhabitants suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith...Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family’s 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.

Non loin de Tombouctou tombée sous le joug des extrémistes religieux, Kidane mène une vie simple et paisible dans les dunes, entouré de sa femme Satima, sa fille Toya et de Issan, son petit berger âgé de 12 ans.
En ville, les habitants subissent, impuissants, le régime de terreur des djihadistes qui ont pris en otage leur foi. Des tribunaux improvisés rendent chaque jour leurs sentences absurdes et tragiques.
Le destin de Kidane et des siens bascule le jour où Kidane tue accidentellement Amadou le pêcheur qui s'en est pris à GPS, sa vache préférée. Il doit alors faire face aux nouvelles lois de ces occupants venus d’ailleurs…
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