World premiere MALI BLUES @Visions Du Réel



A Film by Lutz Gregor

Poduced by: Gebrueder-Beetz Filmproduktion
in coproduction with ZDF, in association with ARTE
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, DFFF und MEDIA

Trailer: 1

Unser Film MALI BLUES ist ab dem 29.09.2016 in den Kinos.

Visions Du Réel in Nyon/Schweiz,
IndieLisboa International Film Festival
Toronto Film Festival
Festival Cinémas d’Afrique Lausanne
Unerhört International Filmfestival Hamburg
Raindance Film Festival  in London
Filmfest München
Dubai International Filmfest
Festival des deutschen Films 
in Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Warsaw Fim Festival
On the Road Film Festival 
in Rom

Mali, situated in the heart of Western Africa, is often regarded as the cradle of today’s Blues and Jazz. For centuries music has strengthened Mali’s cultural identity, musicians are holding strong positions in society. Following Fatoumata Diawara, the young shooting star of the global pop scene, MALI BLUES is a musical journey, discovering the country’s rich musical culture and it’s threat by radical Islamists. On our way we meet other committed musicians, who are fighting for unity and the freedom to express themselves through their music, like world famous Ngoni player and traditional Griot Bassekou Kouyaté, street rapper Master Soumy and Tuareg band leader Ahmed Ag Kaedi.

A Film by Lutz Gregor

with Fatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Bassekou Kouyaté, Master Soumi
Director of Photography: Axel Schneppat
Sound Engineer: Pascal Capitolin
Editing Markus: CM Schmidt, Michelle Barbin
Production Manager Mali: Bärbel Mauch
Supervising Producer: Kerstin Meyer Beetz
Produced by: Christian Beetz
Commisioning editor ZDF/ arte: Tobias Cassau

German Version