Date(s) - 09/11/2016
19:30 - 21:00
The Tin at the Coal Vaults
They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile Followed by Q&A with Director Johanna Schwartz
This feature-length documentary follows musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremist groups rose to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. Rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.
Doors open 7pm.