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Program 6 - 'They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile', 'Honk! A Festival Of Activist Street Bands'

  • Cinema Village 12 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Honk!  A Festival Of Activist Street Bands Honk! is a festival of activist street bands who reclaim public spaces with their brash sound, political messages, and outrageous community oriented performances. (2016, 7 min)

They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile - A feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.  Visit for info on donating to the Music In Exile Fund via Index On Censorship.  (2015, 1 hr 30 min)

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