Free Film Screening of Timbuktu in Oxford
The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society in association with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio Legal Studies, University of Oxford invites you to a free film screening of Timbuktu.
With an Introduction by Professor Hein de Haas, former Director, International Migration Institute
Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD
7pm, Wednesday 11 November 2015
Timbuktu is the Palme D’Or-nominated film from the Mauritanian master director Abderrahmane Sissako, which depicts with heartfelt lyricism the crippling effects of extremist ideology on the lives of those visited by instability and war.
The film illustrates the hypocrisy and absurdity of the extreme interpretation of religious laws imposed by a group of militants on the embattled residents of this austerely beautiful Malian city on the edge of the Sahara desert. By foregrounding the quiet dignity of the local community, who, in scenes of great feeling and grace, defiantly resist the prohibitions on football and music, Timbuktu offers an elliptical and elegiac exposition of the forces currently driving thousands to flee their homelands to seek sanctuary elsewhere.
Professor Hein de Haas, former Co-Director of the International Migration Institute, will give a short introductory talk.
Praise for Timbuktu
“Searingly brilliant. A passionate and visually beautiful film.” The Guardian
To watch a trailer, find out more, and reserve your place, please visit here.