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Mali blues

Mali blues

Lutz Gregor

Germany | 2016 | 1 h 35 min
French |
Subtitles: English
Music lies at the very core of Mali’s cultural identity. The country, after all, is known as the cradle of blues and jazz. In Mali Blues, director Lutz Gregor embarks on a musical journey to the heart of Africa, dazzling us with its kaleidoscopic colours and melodies. He meets up with socially committed musicians who are fighting for peace and religious freedom in the country, which has been threatened by jihadistes since 2012. These musicians include Bassekou Kouyaté, the virtuoso of the n’goni; rapper Master Soumy; Ahmed Ag Kaedi, the bandleader of Touareg; and singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara. 
Overview of some festivals:

Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland
IndieLisboa, Lissabon, Portugal
Filmfest München, Germany
Festival des deutschen Films, Germany
Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Germany
Cinema d’Afrique — Théâtre de verdure — Lausanne — Schweiz

Last update in March 2017
Director Lutz Gregor
Production Christian Beetz, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion Köln GmbH & Co. KG
Editing Michelle Barbin, Markus Schmidt
Sound Pascal Capitolin
Cinematography Axel Schneppat
Distribution Real Fiction Filmverleih

Production

Lutz Gregor

Lutz Gregor