Mali Blues
Lutz Gregor
2016 - 93 min - HD Cam - Couleur - Allemagne

English summary
"Mali Blues" is a musical road movie discovering the rich musical culture of this West African country, the roots of Blues and Jazz. Threatened by radical Islamists, the musicians are forcedly exiled from the North. Together with Fatoumata Diawara – the young shooting star of Global Pop, ngoni-virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté as well as rapper Master Soumy and Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi, we embark on a musical journey to Mali’s agitated heart.
The film depicts the artists’ fight for music as their human right and their resentment of the dictatorship, which is hostile to culture. They believe a life in peace and religious tolerance within all ethnicities is possible. Can their music reconcile the country?

Auteur-Réalisateur : Lutz Gregor
Image : Axel Schneppat
Son : Pascal Capitolin
Montage : Michèle Barbin, Markus Schmidt
Producteur délégué : Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion GBr


Distributeur : Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion GBr