Follow-up: Abderrahmane Sissako & ‘Timbuktu’

Links to articles and interviews which may be of interest to those who attended our screening of Abderrahmane Sissako’s ‘Timbuktu (17 February 2023) at the Institut français d’Écosse, part of our series of monthly screenings of French language films.

Abderrahmane Sissako’s ‘Timbuktu

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet seen the film, key plot elements may be described or shown in the material listed below.

> Cannes 2014. Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu”. The Festival de Cannes is off to a good start with this bracing film from Mauritania in Competition. (Daniel Kasman, MUBI Notebook 2014)

> Timbuktu’s director: why I dared to show hostage-taking jihadis in a new light (Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako by Danny Leigh, The Guardian, 28 May 2015)

> In northern Mali, Islamic State attacks cause ‘tragedies beyond comprehension’ (Mamadou Tapily, Malian journalist and videographer. The New Humanitarian, 6 February 2023)

> Gaumont and ‘Timbuktu’ Director Team on Romantic Drama ‘The Perfumed Hill’ (Elsa Keslassy, 6 September 2022, Variety)

> Translating African Worlds: A Conversation with Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako. Abderrahmane Sissako, Film Director and Producer (April 26, 2022, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington)

> Through African Eyes: Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako. Interviewer: Kwame Anthony Appiah. (African Film Festival, Inc)

> A Fragmented Epistemology: The Films of Abderrahmane Sissako By Michael Sicinski (cinema scope)

> Abderrahmane Sissako Interview (in French), 2007 ( YouTube)