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They will have to kill us first: Malian music in exile says
"Johanna Schwartz’s miraculously hopeful documentary...delivers a vibrant testimony of resilience under oppression." ~ New York Times

A punk rock documentary film set in West Africa. In 2012 Islamic extremists took over Northern Mali, imposing harsh sharia law and banning all music. In Mali, music is the fabric of society, its lifeblood and the most revered citizens are musicians. This story follows Mali’s musical superstars as they fight to get their country, livelihoods and freedom back.

"They want to ban music? They will have to kill us first." ~ Disco Walet Oumar.

"They Will Have to Kill Us First is essential viewing for comprehending the power of music – as a political tool, as a form of communication, and as a basic human right" ~ Dazed&Confused

"Flat-out mesmerizing. Social journalism of the highest order, They Will Have to Kill Us First is by turns horrific and front-loaded with sonic heroism. It’s also one of the most vibrantly shot and masterfully edited documentaries of this or any other SXSW year." ~ Austin Chronicle

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