They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 21:15
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal
After the screening Dore van Duivenbode will talk to activist Fadimata "Disco" Walet Oumar and director Johanna Schwartz.
When Muslim extremists took over the north of Mali, they forbade music. For four years Timbuktu was silenced, as musicians were prosecuted for plying their trade. Singer Fadimata Walet Oumar, from the film They Will Have to Kill Us First, sought refuge abroad. But even in exile in Burkina Faso the leader of the band Tartit continued to support the Tuareg women and children in the refugee camps with music and education. ‘To us, music is therapy’.Read more.
Johanna Schwartz is an award-winning American born, UK based filmmaker who creates thought-provoking documentaries with a profound sense of place and time, and a highly praised natural filming style.
Dore van Duivenbode is journalist en presenter.