They Will Have To Kill Us First

Wednesday 09 November 2016 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 full price / £3 concession



Part of Coventry Peace Festival, documentary film screening of 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.

Johanna Schwartz weaves together a story of courage under fire and accompanies musicians on perilous homecomings to war-torn cities.

“Schwartz’s miraculously hopeful documentary delivers a vibrant testimony of resilience under oppression.” NEW YORK TIMES

“Essential viewing” DAZED & CONFUSED

“A gripping, powerful documentary” INDIEWIRE


Location
The Coal Vaults


324478



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