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Title Mali blues [videorecording] / produced by Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion ; in coproduction with ZDF ; in association with ARTE ; written and directed by Lutz Gregor.

Publication Info. [Brooklyn, New York] : Icarus Films Home Video, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    Q MALI MB L08DVD    DUE 10-26-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen presentation.
Language English, French, Bambara, and Tamasheq dialogue; with English subtitles.
Performer Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumy, Ahmed ag Kaedi.
Credits Director of photography, Axel Schneppat ; editors, Markus CM Schmidt, Michelle Barbin.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2016.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The West African country of Mali is a birthplace of the blues, yet today, the music and musicians of Mali are in danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and music are prohibited and musical instruments are being destroyed. The documentary follows four musicians: pop star Fatoumata Diawara, ngoni player and griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy, and Tuareg guitarist and bandleader Ahmed ag Kaedi. Each combines rich musical traditions with contemporary influences, using music to stand up to extremism and inspire tolerance and peace.
Contents Singing for peace -- Staying in Africa -- Playing Tuareg music -- Playing in Bamako -- "Explain your Islam!" -- "Women are wonderful" -- Genital mutilation -- Filming Haïdara -- Return from exile -- Playing in Ségou.
Subject Popular music -- Mali -- 2011-2020 -- History and criticism.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Musicians -- Mali -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Gregor, Lutz, screenwriter, film director.
Diawara, Fatoumata, on-screen participant, performer.
Kouyate, Bassekou, 1966- on-screen participant, performer.
Master Soumy, on-screen participant, performer.
Kaedi, Ahmed ag, on-screen participant, performer.
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, production company.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, production company.
Association relative à la télévision européenne, production company.
Icarus Films Home Video, film distributor.
Standard No. 854565002081

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