Screenings

New York University  

April 2016
Essential Cinema @ Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Galway African Film Fest  

June 2015
@ Galway, Ireland
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OFFest Macedonia  

June 1, 2015, 20:00
@ Skopje, Macedonia 
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NOVA Film Fest

Monday April 13, 2015 
@ Angelika Mosaic
Fairfax, VA 
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Sauti za Busara Fest

Sunday February 15, 2015
@ Stone Town, Zanzibar 
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Osterville Cinemathique

January 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
@ Osterville Public Library 
Tickets Available at the door  
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Africa in Motion Film Fest 

Octobter 26, 2014, 7 PM
@ Edinburgh 
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Warsaw Film Fest  

October 12, 15, 18, 2014 
@ Warsaw, Poland

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Centro Cultural de Cartaxo

October 2, 2014 
@ Cartaxo, Portugal 

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LINCOLN CENTER SOUND + VISION

August 3, 2014, 2:30PM
@ New York, NY

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FILM INITIATIV KOLN

August 2, 2014, TBD
@ Cologne, GERMANY

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REGINA PUBLIC THEATRE

July 31-August 3, 2014
@ Regina, SK 

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LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS

July 27, 2014, 3PM
@ New York, NY with globalFEST

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ZANZIBAR INTL FILM FEST

June 18, 2014, 4:25 PM
@ Hilton, ZANZIBAR

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SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FEST

June 12, 2014, 6:00 PM
@ Dolby Lab Theater

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BERLIN SCREENING w SAHEL CALLING

June 2, 2014, 8:00 PM 
@ Berlin, GERMANY

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HELSINKI AFRICAN FILM FEST

May 18, 2014, 6:30 PM 
@ Helsinki, FINLAND

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NY AFRICAN FILM FEST

May 16, 2014, 7 PM. Post-screening reception at Maysles Cinema.
@ New York, NY 

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CURACAO INTL FILM FEST

April 2014  
@ Willemstad, CURACAO

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TALKFEST PORTUGAL

MAR 2014  
@ Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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PAN AFRICAN FILM FEST

FEB 10, 7:25 PM & FEB 15, 5:40 PM  
@ Los Angeles, CA 

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VICTORIA FILM FEST

FEB 15, 2014, 6PM 
@ Victoria, BC, CANADA 

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INTL FILM FEST ROTTERDAM

JAN 24, 2014, 8:30 PM 
@ Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS 

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AFRICAN DIASPORA INTL FILM FEST-NEW YORK 

DEC 8, 2013, 3PM @ Quad Cinema (New York, NY) 
DEC 10, 2013, 8:30 PM @ Columbia Teacher's College

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DOC LOUNGE SWEDEN

NOV 1, 2013, Stockholm More Info
NOV 7, 2013, Göteborg More Info
@ Doc Lounge, SWEDEN 

BLOOR CINEMA 

OCT 28, 2013, 6:30PM
The film will be shown at the HOT DOCS Bloor Cinema in collaboration with the Canadian Royal Music Conservatory with special guest Kiran Ahluwalia. 
@ Toronto, CANADA

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WOMEX WORLD MUSIC EXPO

OCT 24, 2013, 3PM
IMZ World Music Film Festival  
@ Cardiff, WALES 

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KAUNAS INTL FILM FEST

SEPT 30, 2013, 20:00, M. K. Žilinskas Art Gallery
OCT 13, 2013 21:00, Cinema "Skalvija"

@ Kaunas, LITHUANIA

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WORLD MUSIC & INDEPENDENT FILM FEST 

AUG 23, 2013, 9PM (Washington, DC) 
@ Navy Memorial Museum, Burke Theater  

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WOODS HOLE FILM FEST 

JULY 29, 2013, 7PM (Woods Hole, MA)
@ The Community Hall 

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CHICAGO INTL MOVIES & MUSIC FEST

APRIL 21, 2013, 5 & 7PM (Chicago, IL)
@ The Society for the Arts

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Women in Film & Video (WIFV) of Washington, DC is dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements.  WIFV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community benefit organization founded in 1979, is the premier professional resource for people who want successful media  careers in the DC-metro region. Our resources, connections and advocates support a vibrant, creative media community. THE LAST SONG BEFORE THE WAR is fiscally sponsored by Women in Film & Video (WIFV). 

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. 

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We are grateful for the generous support from:

Festival in the Desert Organization

His Excellency N'Diaye Bah, Minister of Tourism Republic of Mali

Ministry of Tourism Republic of Mali

Malian Office of Tourism and Hotels (OMATHO)

Bibliotheque de Manuscrits Mamma Haidara (Timbuktu)

Dr. Noury Mohamed Alamine Al Ansary

Aboubacrine Abdou Salam Ansar (Abou) & Family

Mohamedoun Ansar

Kel Ansar Tribe

N'Douyli Hotel

Antonio (Yobie) Benjamin

Viola Schoepe, Filmmaker of the first Festival in the Desert

Fabulous Interns Judah Klatzker & Kyle Centers

All Our Kickstarter & Indiegogo Backers

The warm friends we met in Mali who looked after us, guided us and shared countless cups of tea...