They Will Have To Kill Us First

They Will Have To Kill Us First

Malian Music In Exile

DVD - 2016 | Multiple languages
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Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD 780.96623 The
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In Bambara, English, French, Songhay and, Tamashek with English subtitles.


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Jun 22, 2018

Many of us who like African music are familiar with Amadou and Miriam from Mali. The musicians speaking and singing in this doc are also from Mali, showing a much darker picture of the country under fundamental islamist take-over when music was banned. There's a lot of political background to be learned, quite sad. Through all the horror of displacement, death and fear it's quite amazing how resilient these musicians are. A couple of really strong female singers who wanted to make a change in the lives of the people in their country were outstanding!

Aug 30, 2017

We loved it. The film introduces the viewer to a handful of musicians from Mali who are singers, guitar players, ... Their country is at war but these people are not victims. They are contemporary musicians. We hear them play & speak about their music & their lives. We recommend this film. It is highly enjoyable as well as being informative.

Dec 26, 2016

Pretty disappointing. I found it disjointed, with not enough focus on actual music. Not satisfying.

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