River City Cinema, in partnership with NESCom at Husson University will host a screening of Malian music documentary The Will Have To Kill Us First on Thursday, April 21st at 7pm a the Gracie Theatre.
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.
Director Johanna Schwartz will be on-hand for a Q&A following the film.
Admission is $10 for the public with free admission for Husson University students with student ID at the door. Tickets are available online or at the door the night of the screening.
For more information on the film, visit http://www.theywillhavetokillusfirst.com