The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has awarded our cinema documentary MALI BLUES (Director: Lutz Gregor) in the category „Freedom Films“! The film was presented in the competition of the 7th edition of the festival that took place 17th – 22th March 2017.
Following Fatoumata Diawara, 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.
The Luxor African Film Festival is an annual event organized at the city of Luxor in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The festival screens long and short films produced in African countries, made by African filmmakers and concerning African subjects.