Press

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2018

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Outside Magazine: January 8, 2018

Eight Adventurers Who Changed Our World

Nonfics: January 16, 2018

100 Must-See Documentaries Streaming on Amazon Prime This Month

2017

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2016

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National Geographic: January 18th, 2016

“‘Meru’: Filming the Epic Climb”

 

Empire Magazine: February 8th, 2016

“Meru: Review”

 

National Geographic: February 25th, 2016

“A Filmmaker’s Epic Journey to the Peak of Meru”

 

Movieweb February 28th, 2016

“2016 Spirit Award Winners Announced”

 

The Independent: March 5th, 2016

“Meru: How do mountaineers justify the risks they take to those they love?”

2015

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2014

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Blackbook: July 30th, 2014

“‘Touba Photographs Give Viewers a Glimpse of an Amazing Pilgrimage’”

 

Hollywood Reporter: December 3rd, 2014

“Sundance Unveils Competition Films”

 

Deadline: December 3rd, 2014

“Sundance Film Festival Lineup”

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Urban Film Review: March 9, 2013

 

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

 

Metro: July 17th, 2009

 

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

 

Elle.com: July 1st, 2009

 

Reel Talk/NBC: June 20th, 2009

 

BBC America: June 17th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour – A Singing Genius”

 

CNN: June 13th, 2009

 

Metro: June 12th, 2009

 

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

 

National Geographic: June 9th, 2009

 

WNET’s Sunday Arts: June 7th, 2009

“Youssou N’Dour”

 

NY1: June 5th, 2009

 

Style.com: June 5th, 2009

 

The New York Observer: June 5th, 2009

 

Wall Street Journal: June 5th, 2009

 

The New York Times: June 5th, 2009

“Festival For New York, That Muslim City”

 

Giant Magazine: July 2009

 

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

 

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

 

De Volkskrant, Amsterdam, November 24th, 2008

 

One World, The Netherlands, November 25th, 2008

 

RollingStone.com: September 15th, 2008

 

The Dark of The Matinee: September 6th, 2008

 

Peter Theatre: September 7th, 2008

“Saturday Night’s All Right”

 

2004

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Journal of Performance Art: January, 2004

“The Second Time Around: New Festivals, Special Programs

 

2003

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Carnegie Council Newsletter: 2003