Since the military moved in at the end of October 2014, calm has returned to the M’zab valley, in the wilaya of Ghardaïa. The army took control of the crisis, born ten months earlier from the regular and suddenly bloody fighting between the Ibadites (*) and part of the Arab community of Malekite rite (*). But in order to restore calm and order, the government had to take out its heavy guns and to harden its stance towards the «trouble makers».
Lalla Tahara a disabled woman never stops fighting. All her life, she has been adamant to prove that handicap should not be ground for exclusion in the Timbuktu society where to be disabled is akin to divine curse.
«Sometimes you have to travel far before you realise the wealth of your history and culture and see the values of things close to you». This is exactly what happened to Halim Sba’i, president of the organisation «Zaïla» in Sahara M’hamid El Ghizlane, south east of Morocco.
Since its release in 2014, the film Timbuktu, also called "The Grief of Birds," is still harvesting awards internationally. In 2015, it was rewarded by seven Cesars including the best film Cesar and the best director one, too.