Directed by Dottie Leroux
Documentary • 57 minutes • USA
Tuaregs and Toubabs is a rollicking romp through Mali – from the Niger River through Dogon Country, across the Delta to Timbuktu, and, finally, our arrival at Essakane, site of the ‘Festival Au Desert’, in the middle of the Sahara.
The documentary showcases the outstanding talent and exuberance of the performing artists – some famous, most obscure. All exotic! Included are a series of vignettes featuring a Tuareg fashion show, a demo of African oral hygiene, a camel’s visit inside the filmmakers tent, and much more.
You’ll learn about Islam, women’s roles in desert societies, the Imam, the Griot and the dwarf. The film highlights the joy, diversity, and creativity of Africans; their incomparable musical genius, simple elegance, and open-heartedness.
|Dottie Leroux will be conducting a Q & A with the audience after her film. She will also be joining our other guest filmmakers for a “Filmmakers Symposium” at COS-Ford Theater on Sunday from 1:30-3:00.
Coming Attractions Theatre 1, Mount Shasta
Sunday, October 9 11:00 am - 11:57 am
Filmmakers Q&A 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
RATING: G All Ages