Revelstoke Multicultural Society & Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre present
Movies in the Mountains – The best multicultural films from the Toronto International Film Festival on the last Wednesday of every month.
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Country: France / Mauritania / Mali
Set during the early days of the 2012 fundamentalist takeover of northern Mali and inspired by real people and real events, the new film from the great African director Abderrahmane Sissako (Bamako) is a searing drama about the everyday woes and resistance of ordinary people in a city overrun by extremist foreign fighters. Under Timbuktu’s new rulers, music, laughter, and sports have been prohibited, and kangaroo courts hand down horrendous and absurd punishments. When a proud, independent herder living on the outskirts of the city accidentally kills a man in a dispute, he experiences first-hand the nightmarish perversion of “justice” practiced by the occupiers. Luminous, lyrical and poetic, Sissako’s magisterial Timbuktu movingly attests to the human will to resist the terrors of absolutism.