Rain the Colour Blue with a Little Red in it tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it “against all odds”. Set against the backdrop of the raucous guitar subculture of the Tuareg (an ethnic and language group of traditionally nomadic people in the Sahara desert), the documentary is based on the real-life musician, Mdou Moctar.
Originally written for a Tuareg audience, and curated by The Onion Cellar, this film is a fascinating window into modern day Tuareg guitar in the city of Agadez. Touching on the rebel militias and military coups that were, historically, so significant to Tuareg music, there is also a focus on contemporary desert-blues musicians, showing them at work, performing and travelling across vast desert plains.
Entry to the film screening is VND50,000 on the door, and the film will be shown in Tuareg, with subtitles in English and Vietnamese. Hoa Sen University is at 8 Nguyen Van Trang, Q1, HCMC./.
8 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam