As you probably know already, the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film has been announced. One of those films is Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu", which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will hit US theaters next month. This drama is about the oppressive occupation of Timbuktu by religious fundamentalists and its impact on the people. My fellow AAFCA members have already named it the Best Foreign Film of the year and many audiences have reportedly been moved to tears. I can't wait to finally see it. Check out the trailer below:
Timbuktu hits theaters on January 28th.