They Will Have to Kill Us First + Q&A

Jun 29 2017 20:30 - 22:30

The Montpelier, 43 Choumert Rd, SE15 4AR London


DOC Supper is back and is delighted to present another amazing documentary screening - THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST


In 2012, jihadists took control of Northern Mali, imposing one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in recent years and, crucially for Mali, banning one of the key parts of their identity and culture, music. Radio stations were destroyed, instruments were burnt and overnight, Mali's musicians were forced into hiding or exile. The film follows these musicians, from the cultural icons and activists hunted and in hiding, to the bands brought together by the atrocities happening in their home country, in their fight for freedom, and their right to sing. In the words of the Malian activist Disco, in order to stop Mali's music, "they will have to kill us first".

Director: Johanna Schwartz
Producers: Johanna Schwartz, Sarah Mosses, John Schwartz and Kat Amara Korba
Writers: Johanna Schwartz and Andy Morgan

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