Tuesday, January 20, 2015

French Mayor Bans Anti-Jihadist Muslim Film

By J. Hoberman
Ibrahim Ahmed in 'Timbuktu,' directed by Abderrahmane Sissako(Cohen Media Group)
FRANCE---While Charlie Hebdo returned to Parisian newsstands with a defiant image of a contrite Mohammad emblazoned on its cover, Timbuktu, a much-praised, Oscar-nominated movie by the internationally known Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako was unceremoniously yanked out of a theater in the Paris suburb, Villiers-sur-Marne. The district, which has a large North African population, is the birthplace of Hayat Boumeddiene, the fugitive companion of the perpetrator of the Hyper Cacher massacre Amedy Coulibaly. [link]