Carnegie Hall’s 2015 Fall Film Series concludes with the showing of Timbuktu on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, starring Ibrahim Ahmed, Timbuktu was a 2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their 12-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their 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.
Carnegie’s Film Series is presented at the Lewis Theatre on Court Street in historic downtown Lewisburg. Admission is $8 per person at the door. For more information on this or other programming, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
The Film Series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and the following visual arts sponsors: Paul and Ann Moran and Janice Walker Pogue.