Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki

France, Mauritania 2015 | Colour | 96mins | Drama

Avaliable on: DVD

Passionate, humanistic and powerful, Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars.

Based on the forceful takeover of Mali in 2012, Timbuktu is at once searing and poetic as well as an extraordinary fable about the dangers of religious extremism that also conveys the rich cultural heritage of the Malian people.