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Watch: Hour-Long ‘Times Talks’ Discussion With Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah on ‘Beasts of No Nation’

Watch: Hour-Long 'Times Talks' Discussion With Idris Elba, Cary Fukunaga and Abraham Attah on 'Beasts of No Nation'

It ended just about 20 minutes ago, at 7:45 pm EST, and, thankfully, the live stream was archived and immediately made available, and is embedded below.

In brief, courtesy of the New York Times “Times Talk” series (a program of conversations with people of note from the arts, journalism, politics, fashion and food, and New York Times journalists and editors), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Idris Elba and newcomer Abraham Attah take you behind the scenes of the much-ballyhooed drama “Beasts of No Nation,” a very likely contender for all kinds of awards this season, and the first theatrical film from Netflix. Adapted from the novel by Uzodinma Iweala and shot in Ghana, it focuses on a young boy who is thrust into a company of young soldiers, and follows his journey as he attempts to find the remains of a childhood that seem so out of reach.

The trio is interviewed by New York Times reporter Cara Buckley for a discussion that lasted over an hour. 

The film is now available to stream on Netflix.

In case you missed it, read Julie MacArthur’s critique of the film, ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Violence of No Value, published on this site last month.

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