Category: Feature Film
Production year: 2013
Release date: 10/12/2014
DVD release date: 21/04/2015
VOD rental start date: 21/04/2015
Country: France, Mauritania
Genre(s): Drama
Runtime: 1:37

Director(s): Abderrahmane Sissako
Cast: Ahmed Ibrahim dit Pino, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Hichem Yacoubi, Kettly Noël, Fatoumata Diawara
Scriptwriter(s): Abderrahmane Sissako

Production company: Les Films du Worso | Dune Vision
French Distributor: Le Pacte
International sales: Le Pacte
Video edition: Le Pacte | France TV Distribution


Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd.
In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences.
Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS”, his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.