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Director Says ‘Timbuktu’ Oscar Nod a ‘Great Sign’ for Africa

Capital FM Kenya   in  · ·
January 16, 2015

The Oscar nomination for Mauritanian film “Timbuktu,” about daily life in the Islamist-occupied city, is a “great sign for Mauritania and Africa,” the film’s director said on Thursday.

The film made history earlier in the day, when all the Academy Award nominees were announced, by becoming the first Mauritanian film to be nominated in the best foreign film category.

“As soon as I heard about the nomination, I was overwhelmed by an indescribable feeling,” the film’s director Abderrahmane Sissako said in a statement

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