Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict


A screening and talk on one of the most successful films in African history.

Timbuktu saw one of the highest grossing US openings for a world-cinema title in recent years. It details the early days of the Islamic Jihadist takeover of Northern Timbuktu in 2012, tracking the transformation from what was once a bustling city to a regime where music, soccer, laughter and smoking are banned outright, and women have to wear socks and gloves in the sweltering heat.

On Friday 29th May Dr Madhu Krishnan, an expert in contemporary African writing at the University of Bristol, will introduce the first screening, before hosting a conversation about the film from 8pm.