From Essakane Film and No Festival Required
THE LAST SONG BEFORE THE WAR
Directed by Kiley Kraskouskas
featuring the music of VIEUX FARKA TOURE-TINARIWEN
GROUP AMANAR-JE CONTE & THE MALI ALLSTARS
LENI STERN-GROUP AMANAR
TARTIT and many others….
Sunday December 22, 2013 1:30pm (doors at 1pm)
Third Street Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts
(parking lot on North side of building)
1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix AZ
Admission $7.00-advance ticket info coming soon
THE LAST SONG BEFORE THE WAR is a feature-length documentary that captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert. The festival history is told from the perspective of the co-founder and festival director, Manny Ansar, the musicians who perform and the intrepid travelers from around the world who make the long journey to attend the festival.
Against the backdrop of stunning musical performances, the film subtly reveals the challenges and triumphs of creating an artistic event in such challenging economic and political circumstances.