Film sold by Le Pacte.

Cohen Media Group has acquired all US rights to Abderrahmane Sissako’s Cannes Competitor Timbuktu.

The distribution agreement was negotiated by John Kochman, CMG Executive Vice President, and Camille Néel, head of International Sales for Le Pacte.

Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman said, “Timbuktu is a movie that finds the raw, emotional heart in a political conflict and holds it up to the light. Abderrahmane Sissako’s calm, objective eye paints characters who are all-too-real performing acts both heroic and hard to understand. He truly is one of Africa’s great filmmakers and Timbuktu is a masterpiece of storytelling, filmmaking, and human compassion. We are proud to be bringing it to a wider audience in America.”