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Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako director – Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino actor – Toulou Kiki actor – Abel Jafri actor – Fatoumata Diawara guitar – Hichem Yacoubi actor

Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako director – Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino actor – Abel Jafri actor – Hichem Yacoubi actor

Abderrahmane Sissako

Toulou Kiki actor – Abel Jafri actor – Fatoumata Diawara guitar – Hichem Yacoubi actor


Timbuktu is silent, the doors closed, the streets empty. No more music, no tea, no cigarettes, no bright colors, no laughs. The women have become shadows. The religious fundamentalists are spreading terror in the region. In the dunes, away from the chaos, Kidane enjoys a quiet life with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, his little shepherd. But his peace is short-lived. After accidentally killing Amadou, a fisherman who stroke down his favorite cow, Kidane must face the law of the new foreign rulers determined to defeat an open and tolerant Islam. Against the humiliations and acts of brutality performed by these complex men, Timbuktu tells the story of the silent struggle of the people, the fight for life of little Issan, and the uncertain future of the children.

Official Selection (Competition) - Cannes Film Festival 2014
Bayard d'Or for Best Film, Bayard d'Or for Best Screenplay and Price of the Youth Jury of Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF) Namur

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