Congratulations to "Return to Timbuktu" director Michael Meredith. The project received the most votes to win March's Project of the Month. The prize is a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute.
Here's a look at the film's pitch: “The armed militants sent death threats to local musicians; many were forced into exile. Live music venues were shut down, and militants set fire to guitars and drumkits.” New York Times
And just like that, the very birth place of modern rhythm and blues suddenly became silent. Manny Ansar, director of the world-famous Music Festival in the Desert, narrowly escaped Timbuktu. Nearly one million Malians remain displaced. So Manny decided to lead a procession of traveling musicians from refugee camps back to their homes in Timbuktu, for a concert that will mark the beginning of a new era in Mali.
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