Events / They Will Have To Kill Us First Screening at The Gulbenkian

The Gulbenkian
University of Kent
Kent , CT2 7NB

Tickets: Full=£8.30 GulbCard Member=£6.30 Senior,Registered Disabled& Unemployed=£7.30 Student=£5.30 Student GulbCard Member=£4.30
Doors: 5:30 pm
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Wednesday 27th April

Music for Change, have teamed up with the Gulbenkian for a screening of an important feature-length documentary, They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile.

Johanna Schwartz | UK | 2015 | 105mins | Documentary
An urgent, important documentary, They Will Have to Kill Us First follows musicians in Mali in the wake of the country’s jihadist takeover and the subsequent overnight ban of music in 2012. In a nation with such a rich and intimate musical tradition, wherein music has become a form of communication as well as entertainment, the clampdown was nothing less than an attack on the spirit of Mali’s people: but rather than lay down their instruments, Malian musicians fought back. It’s a profound and moving film, uncovering truths about the human spirit and our right to the release of artistic self-expression.

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