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.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace, bears the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time, this film pieces together and properly considers her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down Apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from those who were closest to her and with testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.
The fearless Colombian philosopher-politician-teacher Antanas Mockus and his followers struggle for peace in a country with the longest running internal conflict in the world.
This is a story about 4 years and a life time that changed a country. And how learning to lose patiently might make you win.