Talking Peace Film Screenings: Timbuktu + Bamako


House Of Vans

Sat 24th Sep


Complementing Talking Peace Festival, House of Vans and International Alert are stoked to bring you a season of film screenings exploring issues of peace and conflict facing communities around the world. The programme includes some award winning films that didn't receive a wide release in the UK. 

Screenings will be hosted in our 100-seat Cinema Space. Shows are free and no booking is required.

Limited seating available and first come first served basis.

Talking Peace Film Screenings: Timbuktu

2014, 1 hr 37 min

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako

Screening at: 4:00 pm

R 12A


A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives - which are tipically free of Jihadists determined to control their faith - abruptly disturbed. Timbuktu is an Oscar nominated production from Director Abderrahmane Sissako. 

Talking Peace Film Season: Bamako

2006, 1 hr 52 min

Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako

Screening at: 6:00 pm

R 12A


Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have taken proceedings against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) whom they blame for Africa's woes.

Amidst the pleas and the testimonies, life goes on in the courtyard. Chaka doesn't seem to be concerned by this new Africa's desire to fight for its right.