For centuries, traditional music has unified Mali’s society. Yet the music of Mali is in jeopardy.
Radical Islamists introduced sharia law, prohibited dance and secular music and destroyed instruments.
MALI BLUES tells the story of four musicians who refuse to accept hatred, suspicion, violence,
and a radical interpretation of Islam in their country.
The film follows the stories of a new generation of Palestinians who through social media manage
to reach beyond the physical barriers of the occupation. Manal, Issa, Ahmad and Mussa, from the West Bank and Gaza,
are looking to break through the current status quo and to regain their freedom. They are the Palestinian Generation Y.
“You lack inner peace, I can see it in your eyes…” With this abrupt remark thrown at her by a woman visiting Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall,
filmmaker Moran Ifergan is reminded of the religion she left in her late teens, when she used to frequent this holy site.
While her marriage falls apart, Moran takes us on an around-the-clock journey to the women’s side of the Wall;
mixing between private and public, sound and image, God and His absence.