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2013

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Shadow and Act/Indiewire: October 17, 2013

“DOC NYC 2013 – Hypnotic, Poetic  16mm-shot Touba  (On Grand Magaal Pilgrimage) Screens”

Sundance Institute: July 17, 2013

“Sundance Institute to Present a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives, July 29 – August 4, 2013″

The Hollywood Reporter: May 2, 2013

“Touba: Film Review”​

National Endowment for the Arts: April 23, 2013

“National Endowment for the Arts Announces Second Round of Fiscal Year 2013 Art Works Grants”

TheLip TV: April 2, 2013

“SXSW 2013: Docs Ep. 3: 12 O’Clock Boys, Touba, The Other Shore”

Documentary.org: March 2013

“SXSW 2013: It’s All About the Synergy”

Indiewire: March 20, 2013

“What Cameras Did the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers Use?”

Film School Rejects: March 17, 2013

“SXSW 2013 Review: Touba Allows Us to Virtually Experience a Sacred Journey”

The Austin Chronicle: March 15, 2013

“SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: Touba

Slant Magazine: March 15, 2013

“SXSW 2013: Downloaded, Touba & Before You Know It

What (not) to Doc: March 15, 2013

“SXSW 2013: Docs in Brief, Part One: Competition”

BritDoc.org: March 13, 2013

“Projects Announced for Good Pitch New York 2013″

Indiewire: Shadow and Act on Cinema of the African Diaspora: March 13, 2013

William and the Windmill, Touba, & The Retrieval Star Pick Up SXSW Film Fest Awards”

Los Angeles Times: March 12, 2013

“SXSW Film Festival Winners Unveiled”

Indiewire: Shadow and Act on Cinema of the African Diaspora: March 11, 2013

“Exclusive: Hypnotic 1st Trailer for SXSW Feature Documentary Competition Selection Touba”

Playback:Stl: March 9, 2013

“SXSW Film Festival 2013: Day 1″

Urban Film Review: March 9, 2013

“15 African Diaspora-Interest Feature Films to See at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival”

The AU Review: March 8, 2013

“SXSW News Roundup”

Indiewood/Hollywouldn’t: March 4, 2013

“2013 SXSW Film Festival – 10 Films to Watch”

Criterion Cast: February 27, 2013

“SXSW Preview 2013: Chai Vasarhelyi’s Touba”

SXSW: January 31, 2013

“SXSW Film Announces 2013 Features Lineup”

 

2012

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Sundance Institute: December 17th, 2012

“Sundance Institute Announces Grants to 35 Documentaries”

 

2009

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Washington Post: October 9th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: August 26th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

Chicago Tribune: August 28th, 2009

“Doc tracks 3 years displaying courage of musical convictions”

 

San Francisco Chronicle: July 31st, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

AFRICANNEWSWORLD: July 23rd, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour Spreads His Love in Montclair, NJ”

 

Metro: July 17th, 2009

Youssou l’ambassadeur

 

The Santa Barbara Independent: July 16th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

TheFader.com: July 15th, 2009

“Q&A: Youssou N’Dour on I Bring What I Love”

 

LA Times: July 3rd, 2009

“Review: Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What  I Love”

 

Elle.com: July 1st, 2009

“Movie Release: Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

Reel Talk/NBC: June 20th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”

 

BBC America: June 17th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour – A Singing Genius”

 

CNN: June 13th, 2009

“African Voices: Singing from Senegal”

 

Metro: June 12th, 2009

“Bringing What She Loves”

 

The Huffington Post: June 11th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour and ‘I Bring What I Love’: An Elegaic Meditation on Faith, Islam, and Music”

 

The KEXP Blog: June 11th, 2009

“SIFF ’09 Review: Youssou N’Dour”

 

One.org Blog: June 11th, 2009

“A List: Youssou N’Dour”

 

National Geographic: June 9th, 2009

“The Nat Geo Music Interview: Youssou N’Dour”

 

WNET’s Sunday Arts: June 7th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour”

 

NY1: June 5th, 2009

“Muslim Voices Share Arts In City Festival”

 

Style.com: June 5th, 2009

“People are Talking About…”

 

The New York Observer: June 5th, 2009

“Youssou Crazy! Documentarians Rally Around Senegalese Singer at Paris Theater”

 

Wall Street Journal: June 5th, 2009

“Putting His Faith in Music”

 

The New York Times: June 5th, 2009

“Festival For New York, That Muslim City”

 

Giant Magazine: July 2009

“Under African Skies”

 

Arts Journal: June 1st, 2009

“Muslim Voices, Youssou’s Message, Sufi Songs”

 

New York Magazine: May 11th, 2009

“Back From Africa”

 

Hollywood Reporter: May 12th, 2009

“Shadow Has Fervour for Ndour Doc”

 

2008

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TheStar.com: September 6th, 2008

“TIFF ’08 YOUSSOU N’DOUR: Heart of Brightness”

 

NOW Magazine: September 2nd – 9th, 2008

“Faith Healing: Brilliant new film documents Youssou Ndour’s spiritual quest”

 

Parool, Amsterdam, November 24th, 2008

“Documentaire over Youssou N’Dour, de islam en Afrika”

 

De Volkskrant, Amsterdam, November 24th, 2008

“Youssou N’Dour blijft een diplomaat”

 

One World, The Netherlands, November 25th, 2008

“Youssou N’Dour gooit religie en popmuziek in de blender”

 

RollingStone.com: September 15th, 2008

“Five Essential Rock Movies from the Toronto Film Fest”

 

The Dark of The Matinee: September 6th, 2008

“TIFF Reaction: YOUSSOU NDOUR – I BRING WHAT I LOVE”

 

Peter Theatre: September 7th, 2008

“Saturday Night’s All Right”

 

2003

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Carnegie Council Newsletter: 2003

“Kosovar Youth Learns to Live with Peace”