The Making of Timbuktu with Abderrahmane Sissako

In this Carsey-Wolf Center Global presentation, acclaimed co-writer/director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses his film “Timbuktu” with moderators Richard Watts and Peter Bloom.

“Timbuktu” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and in 2016 was voted as one of the top 50 films of the 21st century. Sissako details the development of the script and its connection to real-world news stories from Mali, as well as the political and logistical challenges during the film production. Watts and Bloom discuss the poetic qualities of the film, and in his own words, Sissako describes his artistic objectives with landscape and setting.

Watch Carsey Wolf Center’s discussion of Timbuktu with Abderrahmane Sissako.

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