Abderrahmane Sissako
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Discovering the Essence of Fiction With 'Timbuktu' Director Abderrahmane Sissako
1 Feb 2015 // 10:00 PM

Academy Award for Best Foreign Film nominee director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses working with non-professional actors, difficult technical shots, and the meaning of receiving Mauitania's first-ever Oscar nomination.


'Timbuktu' Sends a Powerful Message About Jihadism
23 Jul 2015 // 8:10 PM

Timbuktu isn’t just a film about jihadism. It’s a film about the vibrant cultures jihadism can eradicate if it continues to spread.

Mauritania's First Academy Award Nominee 'Timbuktu' Examines Missing Motives
19 Feb 2015 // 3:35 AM

Timbuktu shows how the most intense religious conflicts are often fought without much reason or thought.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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