More from the movie corner of Graziella: Timbuktu
This week we have no less than the twelfth “Best Film of the 21st Century So Far,” according to a 2017 New York Times poll. A 2014 film by the Malian director Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu is set in the homonymous, legendary city, whose richly diverse traditions are being trampled by fanatical jihadis, often from outside the country. Sissako’s film, however, is a complex, multifaceted depiction of the kind you don’t get on the nightly TV news, so much so that Timbuktu also has something to say to us in the West.
Watch Timbuktu on Kanopy here.