Tamikrest

  • Documentary Film
  • 80’
  • 2013
  • Slovenia

In their songs, Tamikrest express the desires of the young Tuareg, their “desert blues” is heard in concerts across Europe and at camp fires in their homeland in the south of Algeria, next to the border with Mali. Here they fight for their own country, Azawad. But then a war comes, Islamists seize the power, some of the younger Tuareg declare themselves members of Al-Qaeda, and the region turns in

In their songs, Tamikrest express the desires of the young Tuareg, their “desert blues” is heard in concerts across Europe and at camp fires in their homeland in the south of Algeria, next to the border with Mali. Here they fight for their own country, Azawad. But then a war comes, Islamists seize the power, some of the younger Tuareg declare themselves members of Al-Qaeda, and the region turns into a zone dominated by terror and corporate interests.The band-members record both this world around them and their intimate reflections ,and in twenty months’ time they create a collection of recordings about their land, songs of memory and love. Torn between the loss of illusions and the dawn of a new time.

Director Peter Braatz
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Writing

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Direction

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production

co-production
music performance
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
80 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
video Digital Betacam

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