• Mali Blues

    Mali Blues

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  • Mali Blues

    Mali Blues

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  • Mali Blues

    Mali Blues

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Mali Blues

a film by Lutz Gregor

Mali Blues

Germany | 2016 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
MALI BLUES tells the story of four female and male musicians from the West African country
of Mali, who espouse with their music a tolerant Islam and a country at peace.

The West African country of Mali is considered the birthplace of the blues and jazz, brought later by abducted slaves to America’s cotton fields. For centuries music has strengthened Mali’s cultural identity, musicians are holding strong positions in society. Following Fatoumata Diawara, shooting star of the global pop scene, MALI BLUES is a musical journey, discovering the country’s rich musical culture and it’s threat by radical Islamists. On our way we meet other committed musicians, who are fighting for unity and the freedom to express themselves through their music, like world famous Ngoni player and traditional Griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy and Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

A beautiful and soulful doc with mesmerizing sound and music.
– Katie O’Connor, Toronto Film Scene

A colourful, vivid look at Fatou’s complicated history with her home, Mali Blues is both a triumph for Fatou and for Mali’s music traditions.
– Jesse Kinos-Goodin, CBC Music
Synopsis
Best Freedom Film - Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF)
Norbert Daldrop Fund for art and culture - German Documentary Film Festival
Festivals/Awards
Preis der Norbert Daldrop Förderung für Kunst und Kultur
Bester Film - Unerhört Musikfestival
Best Freedom Film - Luxor African FF
2016
tiff - Toronto
Raindance Film Festival
Filmfest München
Visions du Reel
Dubai independent FF
INDIELISBOA
Warschau FF
Film Africa Festival London
2017
Le FiFA
ZIFF Sansibar
Cast and Crew
  • Director Lutz Gregor
  • Producer Christian Beetz
  • Director of Photography Axel Schneppat
  • Editor Markus CM Schmidt, Michelle Barbin
  • Sound Pascal Capitolin, Karsten Höfer
Production Company
gebrueder beetz filmproduktion Köln GmbH&Co.KG
Breite Strasse 108, 50667 Köln

Phone: +49 221 28065900

info@gebrueder-beetz.de
http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de
RFF – Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.
Hansaring 98, 50670 Köln

Phone: +49 221 9522111

Fax: +49 221 9522113

info@realfictionfilme.de
http://www.realfictionfilme.de
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