SXSW Film Festival Highlight.
Directed by Johanna Schwartz.
Production Country and Year: UK, 2015 | Produced by Mojo Musique in Association with Together Films and Spring Films | Producers: Sarah Mosses, Johanna Schwartz, Kat Amara Korba| Director of Photography: Karelle Walker | Sound: Phitz Hearne | Editors: Guy Creasey, Andrea Carnevali | World Sales: BBC Worldwide | Language: French, Bambara, Tamashek, Songhoy and English with English subtitles
Islamic extremists banned music in Mali, but its world famous musicians weren’t giving up without a fight. They Will Have To Kill Us First tells the story of Mali’s musicians, as they fight for their right to sing. With a specially commissioned soundtrack from some of Mali’s most exciting artists, the film features musicians such as Khaira Arby, Fadimata ʻDiscoʼ Walet Oumar, Moussa Sidi and introducing Songhoy Blues.
Johanna Schwartz, the director, will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.
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