Original Title: Timbuktu
France, Mauritania / 2014 / 97 min.
Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Producer: Etienne Comar, Sylvie Pialat, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah
Production Company: Dune Vision
Cinematography: Sofian El Fani
Scriptwriter: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid
Music Composer: Amine Bouhafa
Language: French, Arabic, Bambara, English, Songhay
Main Cast: Ahmed Ibrahim, Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noël, Me-hdi A.G. Mohamed, Layla Walet Mohamed
Premier: Kurdistan Premiere



Synopsis
Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. The women have be-come shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sen-tences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly.

Nêzî bajarê dêrîn Timbuktuya Maliyê, gavanê serbilind Kidane li ber avekê bi tenahî bi baniya xwe, Satîmayê, kiça xwe, Toyayê, û Îsanê şivanê xwe ra dijît. Li bajarî, xelkê bêhêz ji ber rijêma teroriya ji aliyê Cîhadiyan ve hatî sepandin dinalin ko birryar daye li ser baweriya wan zal bibit. Jin bûne xeyal lê bi rûmeta xwe bergiriyê dikin. Her roj, dadgehên nûdanayî sizayên xembar û xerîb didin xelkî. Kidane û malbata xwe ji wê aloziya li Timbuktuyê zal bûyî tena û rihetin. Lê çarenivîsê wan ji nişkan ve diêt guhertin.


Director’s Biography
Abderrahmane Sissako is a film director and producer who has often worked in Mali and France. He settled in France at the beginning of the 1990s and is one of the few filmmakers from Africa to reach a measure of international influence.

Evdirehmanê Sîsako derîner û berhemînerekê filmane ko herdem li Maliyê û Firansayê kar kiriye. Ew li destpêka salên 1990an li Firansayê binecih bû û yek ji wan filimsazên kêm ên Afrîkayê ye ko şiyaye bigehit bandoreka navneteweyî.


Filmography
Timbuktu (2014)
Je vous souhaite la pluie (2010)
Stories no Human Rights (2008)
8 (2008)