A scene from Timbuktu
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Timbuktu film does well in Cannes

One well-received film at Cannes this year has been Timbuktu - the only African film in the competition. It is said to be the first feature film to have as its backdrop the 2012 takeover of Timbuktu in northern Mali by Islamist militants.

For the director Abderrahmane Sissako the wounds from that time are still raw.

From Cannes, Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

  • 22 May 2014
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