Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama Purple Rain, Akounak or Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking.
Presented by Sahel Sounds and Multiflora Productions:
Suns Cinema (View)
3107 Mount Pleasant Street NW
Washington, DC 20010