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Screening: “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”

  • 766 West Broad Street Athens, GA, 30601 United States (map)

Join us at Trio for a free screening of
Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
“Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”
Directed by Christopher Kirkley
In collaboration with Mdou Moctar and Jerome Fino

A revolutionary story of one musicians struggle to make it, against all odds, in the winner takes all Tuareg guitar scene of Niger.

THEN see Mdou Moctar LIVE! on The Rooftop at Georgia Theatre!

Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds, set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival - himself. Stylistically borrowing from the Western rock-u-drama and a homage to Prince’s 1984 “Purple Rain,” the story was written with and for a Tuareg audience, drawing from experiences of Mdou Moctar and fellow musicians. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is equally a window into modern day Tuareg guitar in the city of Agadez as it is an experiment in modern ethnographic film-making and new techniques of cross cultural collaboration.

Screening is FREE
Popcorn + refreshments will be available

Earlier Event: September 21
Three @ Trio
Later Event: October 20
Specter: Opening Reception