Independent creative and cultural collective Trash Arts and Journeys Festival International Portsmouth present a showing of feature-length documentary They’ll Have To Kill Us First at The Loft in Albert Road (above The Kings pub).
The documentary follows musicians in Mali in the wake of the jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music.
Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremist groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined.
They’ll Have To Kill Us First screens alongside a selection of local filmmakers’ shorts, reflecting on issue of migration and refugees.
Journeys Festival International Portsmouth programme works across a wide range of creative media and disciplines to help share refugee experiences through art and culture. Their 2017 programme runs from 19th October to 29th October 2017.
This screening takes place on Wednesday 25th October from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
It’s free to attend, but donations are welcome, and will go towards supporting the British Red Cross in Portsmouth.