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Timbuktu (Q&A)

The director of Academy Award-nominated Timbuktu talks about his personal connection to the true story of quite rebellion against religious extremism.

Inside Film 2014 24 mins


“A religion that’s been taken hostage” is how the director of Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako, describes the modern position of Islam. Appearing onstage, alongside screenwriter Kessen Tell, Sissako talks about humanity and the process of casting for his film, at the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®.