Films For Food Screening: They Will Have to Kill Us First + Q&A with Director Johanna Schwartz
They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.
Declared “Essential viewing” (Dazed & Confused), and “A gripping, powerful documentary” (Indiewire)
“Social journalism of the highest order, They Will Have to Kill Us First is by turns horrific and front-loaded with sonic heroism. It’s also one of the most vibrantly shot and masterfully edited documentaries of this or any other SXSW year.” – The Austin Chronicle
You will be able to purchase, coffee, food and drinks at the venue Kafe 1788
There is no charge for admission but you must bring a a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to First Love Foundation (Tower Hamlets Food Bank).
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The closest train stop is All Saints DLR and the venue is a 1 minute walk from the station.
What can I bring to the event?
Bring a bag of non-perishable food to donate to First Love Foundation. If you need ideas on what types of food the food bank is looking for then just click here