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Jimmi HRS's rating of the film Timbuktu

Sissako's storytelling is concise and sharp, and paired with El Fani's cinematography makes for some truly poetic and beautiful cinema. For me though the true brilliance of this film was its depiction of something rarely seen or noticed in western media. The story of the muslim people and communities who are subjugated to this fascist oppression, by islamic jihadist regimes. For they are the people who truly suffer.