A look behind the closed curtain of life among jihadists (Our grade: A-)

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Ibrahim Ahmed is happy with his family in “Timbuktu.”
Ibrahim Ahmed is happy with his family in “Timbuktu.”

Ibrahim Ahmed is happy with his family in “Timbuktu.”

By Cary Darling – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Even though the atrocities committed by radical jihadists dominate the headlines and airwaves, few in the West know what it’s like to live under their reign. “Timbuktu,” Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated vision of an African village overtaken by religious extremists, is a moving, haunting and beautifully shot peek behind the closed cultural curtain.

» Read full review on MyStatesman.com | Find showtimes for ‘Timbuktu’


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