‘Timbuktu’: A Plea for Tolerance in the Time of Islamophobia

‘Timbuktu’ shows how Muslims are often the first victims of Jihadism

“Where’s leniency? Where’s forgiveness? Where’s piety? Where’s exchange? Where is God in all this?” ~ ‘Timbuktu’

Cinema’s most virtuous aspect is its ability to shine a light on different communities. Whether documentary or narrative fiction, genre film or art-house experiment, movies take us to places we have never been, and introduce us to people we would…