"Meeting the People of Mali" is an engaging film which was independently produced by French Moroccan photographer Samira Oulaillah. It reveals her fascinating and solo journey across Mali, a country on the brink of civil war after violent Islamist and fundamentalist rebels took control of the northern parts of Mali in 2012.
Through the sounds of Malian musical rhythms and hearty African drumming, Muslim and Christian Malian people open up to Samira's camcorder. Street people, men, women, children, elderly, the persecuted members of the Malian Christian community called the "Bobos", artists such as the internationally acclaimed photographer Malick Sidibe or the mystic painter Dolo, all unveil their inner feelings to Samira, share their fears about the growing and threatening religious fundamentalism in Mali and talk about their hopes for a better future. A future of peace and tolerance Inshallah.
Duration of the film: 1 hour 15minutes. Soundtrack: "Tia Ba Te Djigui" by Lessazo