Oscar-Nominated ‘Timbuktu’ Shows the Terrors of Life Under Islamist Extremism

Published in The New Republic, 2015

A review of Abderrahmane Sissako’s “Timbuktu”, the first feature nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars to be directed by a black, African-born director. The perils of jihadist rule in an African village treated with unequal humanity and a terrible beauty.

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