Toumast – between guitar and Kalashnikov – Dominique Margot
France – 2011
Following the steps of Moussa Ag Keyna, shepherd, ex-rebel and musician, we face the hardships of contemporary Tuareg life made of suffering, wandering, injustice, and protest. But just as well, his trajectory gives us a brilliant example of hope’s strategy in order to survive and to strengthen the role of music in a war context.
This movie won the “Cinema for peace award for the most valuable documentary”.
Moussa Ag Keyna’s nomadic music is rooted in the Ishumar music (meaning originally “unemployment”), infusing trance and bringing western rock touch due to his exile in Paris.