Film: Timbuktu
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May 31, 2015 5:00pm
Organized by: Mesaha
Venue: Mesaha
Address: 4 Kawalah St, ext. of Mohamed Mahmoud St. In front Of Abdeen Palace, Downtown, Cairo, Egypt, 11613

Timbuktu is a 2014 French-Mauritanian drama film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the François Chalais Prize. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

The film looks at the brief occupation of Timbuktu, Mali by Ansar Dine. Parts of the film were influenced by a 2012 public stoning of an unmarried couple in Aguelhok. It was shot in Oualata, a town in south-east Mauritania.