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World Cinema Series

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

World Cinema Series 2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence, Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice

“Timbuktu” (Director: Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania 2014)

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed.

Rated PG 13 (97 minutes)

Organized by the Office for Global Education

All synopses are based on IMdB website

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Mar22, 2017

7:30 PM

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