Mali blues

Germany | 2016 | 95 min
French | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Axel Schneppat
Distribution: Real Fiction Filmverleih
Editing: Michelle Barbin, Markus Schmidt
Producer: Christian Beetz
Sound: Pascal Capitolin
Production: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Köln GmbH & Co. KG
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FIFA Competition
 

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with ICI ARTV

Music lies at the very core of Mali's cultural identity. The country, after all, is known as the cradle of blues and jazz. In Mali Blues, director Lutz Gregor embarks on a musical journey to the heart of Africa, dazzling us with its kaleidoscopic colours and melodies. He meets up with socially committed musicians who are fighting for peace and religious freedom in the country, which has been threatened by jihadistes since 2012. These musicians include Bassekou Kouyaté, the virtuoso of the n’goni; rapper Master Soumy; Ahmed Ag Kaedi, the bandleader of Touareg; and singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara.

Directors

Lutz Gregor

Film director, media artist and lecturer Lutz Gregor was born in Berlin in 1952. In 1983, he began making experimental documentaries and went on to explore the connection between film and dance. Several of his productions are based on his own dance practice, contact improvisation. In 2008, he created video installations for the Biennale di Venezia/Danza, he created video installations for the project Choreographic Collisions in 2008. He teaches physical cinema in workshops and at universities and art academies across Europe and is an associate teacher in the D.A.N.C.E Programme.
Filmography | Land of the Dogon – A Threatened World (2012) ; Timbuktus Lost Heritage (2009) ; People in the Wind (2007) ; Maps of Emotion (2007) ; The King’s Children (2001) ; Kontakt Triptychon (1992).

Screenings playing this movie

20:45
Concordia
Screening # 11
Presented by ICI ARTV
Mali blues
FIFA Competition

Mali blues

Germany | 95 min | 2016

French | Subtitles in English

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18:00
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle principale
Screening # 97
Presented by ICI ARTV
Mali blues
FIFA Competition

Mali blues

Germany | 95 min | 2016

French | Subtitles in English

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tickets