Kira Simon-Kennedy

Return to Timbuktu was a documentary in the works about the many musicians Tinariwen, Khaira Arby, Mariam Kone, Tartit, Sidi Touré, Amanar, Sajou, Imarhan, Vieux Farka Touré, exiled or affected by the ongoing conflict in Mali, and who strive to spread their message of peace and reconcilliation through their songs. I was proud to be able to be a part of the producing team alongside Amit Nizan and Michael Meredith, the director, but unfortuatnely the documentary cannot be complete. Read more about how complicated things still are in Timbuktu, watch an earlier documentary about the Festival Au Désert, keep up on the news from Mali and keep listening to the music..