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The last song before the war


Essakane Film

Essakane Film

Essakane Film

Essakane Film

Essakane Film


Name: The last song before the war

Country: Mali, USA

Year of publication: 2013

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 73 Minuten

Direction: Kraskouskas, Kiley

Editing: Calzolai-Stewart, Leola

Sound: Tallman, Seth


THE LAS SONG BEFORE THE WAR is a feature-length documentary that captures the power, beauty, and uncertain future of Mali`s annual Festival  in the Desert. Told through stunning high definition footage captured at the 2011 festival, the film is a lyrical road trip through Mali, the birthplace of the blues, to the legendary city of Timbuktu where Grammy-award winning musicians play their hearts out in the dunes of the Sahara. Shockingly, the music and the festival were silenced in 2012 when the violent occupation of Northern Mali by extremists destabilized the entire Sahel region. To date, the festival and hundreds of thousands of refugees remain in exile.