Woodstock in Timbuktu - die Kunst des Widerstands

Woodstock in Timbuktu - die Kunst des Widerstands

Deutschland / Mali 2011/2012, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Can rebellion be an art? A courageous music festival in the Sahara wants attention.

The legendary Kel Tamasheq (Tuareg) are fighting for cultural survival. This ancient nomadic people, spread over five different countries for decades, is facing cultural absorption. Their challenges in times of rapid globalization seem overwhelming. But can a music festival help? Can you sing against the loss of your cultural heritage? And – will the world listen? Three inspiring bands from different regions of the Sahara raise their voices. They sing about the beauty of life in the desert, but their lyrics also reveal what cannot be talked about – a bitter fight for survival in a politically endangered area of the world. The Sahara has become the global playground for the competition over resources and power. In these turbulent times the guitars of the desert deliver an important message: We all need to work on global peace.

Director Désirée von Trotha has been friends with the Kel Tamasheq for two decades and lives in the Sahara six months out of the year.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Désirée von Trotha
Assistant director:Intagrist El Ansari, Mohamedoune Ag Mohamed Ansari
Screenplay:Désirée von Trotha (Konzept)
Co-author:Nicole Joens
Director of photography:Britta Mangold
Assistant camera:Marina Conrad, Merlin Joens
2nd Camera unit:Dietrich Mangold, Désirée von Trotha, Philip Joens, Intagrist El Ansari
Colour grading:Carolina Pereira
Editing:Nicole Joens, Philip Joens
Sound:Thorsten Bolzé
Audio mixing:Frank Burgarth
Research:Désirée von Trotha, Intagrist El Ansari
Production company:CindigoFilm GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Nicole Joens, Philip Joens
Producer (TV):Jutta Krug (WDR)
Line producer:Philip Joens
Location manager:Mohamedoune Ag Mohamed Ansari (Mali)
Original distributor:BraveHearts International GmbH (Köln)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.11.2012, 135848, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (FR): 01.2012, Biarritz, Festival of Audiovisual Programs;
Kinostart (DE): 16.05.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Woodstock in Timbuktu - die Kunst des Widerstands
Weiterer Titel (DE) Woodstock in Timbuktu - The Art of Resistance

Versions

Original

Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.11.2012, 135848, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (FR): 01.2012, Biarritz, Festival of Audiovisual Programs;
Kinostart (DE): 16.05.2013
 

Awards

FBW 2012
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Dokumentarfilm des Monats