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The Last Song Before The War

Directed by Kiley Kraskouskas
Produced by Andrea Papitto
The story of the most remote music festival in the world and the battle to make it happen.
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Overview

Genre
Music, Current Affairs, and Culture
Synopsis

In the middle of the Sahara, north of Timbuktu, Essakane is home to the legendary Festival in the Desert. Bono, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Buffet have all trekked there to jam with Malian and Tuareg musicians. In a region racked by tribal and ethnic division, the Festival became a multi-cultural celebration of artistic exchange. That is, until a violent rebellion in early 2012.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
74 and 59 minutes

Credits

  • Kiley Kraskouskas ... Director
  • Leola Calzolai-Stewart ... Producer, Editor
  • Andrea Papitto ... Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Thinking Forward Media
Country
Mali
Years of Production
2
Locations
Washinton, DC
Prod. Partners
Leola Calzolai-Stewart (Producer & Editor), Andrea Papitto (Producer)

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
CIMM Fest, Woods Hole, Rotterdam, ADIFF, World Music and Independent Film Festival, Warsaw, Kaunus, New York African Diaspora Film Fetival
Awards
Best Music Documentary, World Music and Independent Film Festival
Broadcast (Acq.)
STEPs South Africa
Language
French, Tamashek, English
Subtitles
English

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