In Northern Mali a fundamentalist group of men take over a peaceful village. Music, sports and laughter have been outlawed and local tradespeople are forced upon new rules and regulations. In the dunes not far from Timbuktu, proud cattle farmer Kidane resides quietly with his family until a tragic accident throws him into conflict with the foreign occupants.

Recipient of the François Chalais Prize at Cannes as a film dedicated to the values of life affirmation and of journalism.

“Sissako’s new film balances the personal and political to stunning effect. By turns petrifying and funny.” LFF 2014

The screening on Wed 17 Jun at 6.30pm will be followed by a Post-screening Discussion.