Timbuktu (12A)

20/10/2015 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
01538 386112


Set in the early days of the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012, the once bustling city of Timbuktu is now near-silent, kept in order by soldiers who patrol the winding streets, employing their strict rules and swift justice to anyone who contravenes their law. The film’s narrative weaves between small but significant stories: a woman refuses to cover her feet as she sells from a street stall, a local imam confronts the extremists calmly in his mosque – but at the centre of the story is Kidane, a local shepherd, who lives freely outside of the city in the desert with his wife and two children. When his son loses one of his cattle crossing the river, a chain of events are set in motion that see Kidane face the fundamentalists’ interpretation of sharia law.

“Breathtakingly beautiful.” (New York Times)

France/Mauritania, 2014, 96 mins (subtitled).


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


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