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  • Director Abderrahmane Sissako cries while answering a question during a press conference for Timbuktu at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    'Timbuktu' director breaks down over Mali conflict

    It was all too much for the director of "Timbuktu," a touching humanist account of the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali in 2012. Abderrahmane Sissako broke down in tears at a Cannes press conference as he described his film's depiction of brutal Islamist law that shattered the lives of innumerable families.

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