No Festival Required Presents Sunday Summer Music Series
No Festival Required Independent Cinema, in conjunction with Phoenix Center for the Arts, presents the 2016 Summer Music Series, a monthly screening selected for Valley audiences by Executive Director Steve Weiss.
THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST:
MALIAN MUSIC IN EXILE
A FILM BY JOHANNA SCHWARTZ
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 2016
THIRD STREET THEATER, PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1202 N 3RD ST, PHOENIX, AZ 85004
doors 12:30 pm, show at 1pm
Admission-$7.50 advance, $11. at the door, $10.00 students with i.d.
NOTE: Film contains scenes of violence, mature audience only
They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.
“I am so proud to bring these musicians stories to the world. They’ve been through hell, and survived to sing about it. Though the conflict in Mali is still far from over, with extremist attacks continuing in the north and south to this day, I have no doubt that these musicians will continue to stand up and fight for their right to sing.”
Director: Johanna Schwartz