Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2015
They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile
Johanna Schwartz
Pays concerné : Mali
Réalisateur(s) : Johanna Schwartz
Durée : 99
Genre : musical
Type : documentaire

Français

Le film suit des musiciens au Mali suite à l’interdiction de la musique après une déferlante « djihadiste ». La musique, une des formes les plus importantes de communication au Mali, a disparu d’un coup en 2012 quand des groupes d’extrémistes islamistes se sont emparés d’une région de la taille du Royaume6uni et de la France réunis. Mais plutôt que d’abandonner leurs instruments, les musiciens du Mali ont combattu.

Un film de Johanna Schwartz

Royaume-Uni / Mali, 2005, Documentaire, 1h39, DCP, Blu Ray & Pro Res

Genre : Drame / Musical
Durée : 99 minutes
Lieux de tournage : Royaume-Uni / Mali

Réalisatrice : Johanna Schwartz

Langue : Fr/ Anglais sous-titrés

Production : Mojo Musique
en association avec Together Films et Spring Films


Prix : BEST DOCUMENTARY – CIMMfest 2015

English

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. Declared « Essential viewing » (Dazed & Confused), and « A gripping, powerful documentary » (Indiewire), They Will Have to Kill us First screens in UK cinemas October 2015.

UK / Mali, 2015, Documentary, 99 minutes, Cert 15, available on DCP, Blu Ray & Pro Res

Featuring
Songhoy Blues
Khaira Arby
Fadimata « Disco » Walett Oumar
Moussa Ag Sidi

Directed and Filmed by
Johanna Schwartz

Produced by
Johanna Schwartz
Sarah Mosses
John Schwartz
Kat Amara Korba

Written by
Johanna Schwartz and Andy Morgan

Cinematographer
Karelle Walker

Executive Producers
André Singer
Stephen Hendel
Victoria Steventon
OKAY Africa
Knitting Factory Entertainment

Executive for Influence Film
Cristina Ljungberg

Producer for Spring Films
Figs Jackman

Editors
Guy Creasey
Andrea Carnevali

Additional Editing
Luke Deverill

Original Score Composed and Performed by
Nick Zinner

Music Supervisor
Carmen Montanez-Callan

Soundtrack Producer
Marc Antoine Moreau

Second Unit Director/Camera
Tanya Bindra

Additional Camera
Aris Roussinos
Tiécoura N’daou
Moise Togo
Jim Peterson
Randall Taylor

ALGERIAN CREW
Producer Oualid Khelfi
Camera Samir Abchiche
Journalist Lyès Menacer

ROYAL ALBERT HALL CREW
Camera Sean Walsh, Gary Parkhurst, Guy Linton,
Iain Ovenden
Sound Nadine Richardson

Fixer / Mali Line Producer
Mohamed Ag Hamalek

Fixers / Translators
Katarina Hoije
David Bache

Archive Producer
Krista Peppler

Archive Researcher
Fabrice Héron

Translators
Melody Patry
Loïc Lecoutour
Vanessa Many
Haja Bally
Ag Mohamedine Rissa
Akli Sh’kka
Juliette Lindsay

Production Assistant
Sophie Freeman

Development Assistants
Antonia Eklund
Gaëlle Mourre

Publicity
Elizabeth Benjamin

Business Affairs
Jodi Miller
Rebecca Pick

Production Accountant
Miss CFO

Artwork
Karl Sinfeld

Typography Design
Angela Whitney

Motion Graphics
Lexi Elven
Marcos Savignano
International News Editor, Channel 4
Lindsey Hilsum

Archive
Al Jazeera
France News 24
ITN News
AFP
Democracy Now
ECPAD Archives
Normal Life Pictures
Roland Hamilton
Africa Express

Post Production
Splice TV

Post Production Executive
John Jamieson

Post Production Supervisor
Devan Vimal

Colourist
Adam Dolniak

Post Production Assistant
Eddie Nuttal

Online Editors
Olivia Vergnon
Andrew Cloke
Tristan Lancey

Re-Recording Mixer
Phitz Hearne

Sound FX Editor
Sue Malpass
Alan Sallabank

Dedicated to Roger James
1943-2015


Production : Mojo Musique
in Association with Together Films and Spring Films
www.theywillhavetokillusfirst.com/


UK Theatrical release date: 23 October 2015

EUROPEAN PREMIERE: London Film Festival
13 October 2015, Picturehouse Central, 6:15pm
+ Q&A and special guests, followed by gig/wrap party
2ND SCREENING: 14 October 2015, Rich Mix, 6:30pm
+ Q&A

THEATRICAL BOOKINGS: Sarah@togetherfilms.org
FESTIVAL BOOKINGS: Sophie@togetherfilms.org
HASHTAG: #theywillhavetokillusfirst
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/music4mali
TWITTER: @music_in_exile
INSTAGRAM: @theywillhavetokillusfirst
SPOTIFY: theywillhavetokillusfirst

Award: BEST DOCUMENTARY – CIMMfest 2015