Our documentary MALI BLUES by Lutz Gregor is nominated for the German Documentary Film Award 2017. From 113 submissions, 12 productions were considered for a closer selection. The award ceremony will be held on the 30th June 2017 in the frame of the first edition of the SWR Docu Festival in Stuttgart.
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.