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Flat View Saturday, September 24, 2016
 September 2016October 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Film Festival: Timbuktu (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Tournees Festival Film Series



Showing: Timbuktu (2014) in the Nettles Auditorium @ 7:00pm



Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Film, tells the story of the 2012 siege of the Malian city of Timbuktu by Islamic fundamentalists. The foreign jihadists (hailing from Saudi Arabia, Libya, and France, among other countries) are portrayed as absurd, harsh, draconian, and criminal – but also as complex and multidimensional as the Timbuktu citizens they seek to control. The film thus offers a challenging balancing act of perspectives. In an increasingly dehumanizing media landscape, the ability to portray jihadists as wrong, but human, feels revolutionary. 


Free and open to the public




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