African Film Festival Inc., Doc Watchers' Inc, and Maysles Cinema Present:|
Four Days of African Docs and Verite Fiction
Curated by Hellura Lyle
Friday, May 16th, 7:00pm
Last Song Before the War
Kiley Kraskouskas, 2012, 90 min, US/Mali
Last Song Before the War is a feature-length documentary that captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of the annual Festival re of Mali'in the Desert. The festival history is told from the perspective of the co-founder and festival director, Manny Ansar, the musicians who perform and the intrepid travelers from around the world who make the long journey to attend the festival. Against the backdrop of stunning musical performances, the film subtly reveals the challenges and triumphs of creating an artistic event in such challenging economic and political circumstances.
Post-Screening Q&A with filmmakers & reception.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
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