It Must Make Peace
DIRECTOR: Paul R. Chandler
COUNTRY: Mali | 82 min.
Q & A with: Bob Ferguson and Jacki Nelson of Oxfam America, co-director Brian David Melnyk
SCREENING WITH: Swan Lake
From Mali's northern desert to the capital of Bamako in the south, the music and dance that have framed the rituals of the country's life are threatened by poverty, war, and creeping consumerism. Featuring a raft of ear- and eye-boggling performances, this is a journey deep into Mali's myriad cultural traditions, led by the men and women who hopefully won't be their last inheritors.