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Mehdi A.G. Mohamed (left) plays Issan, the orphaned boy who lives with a family outside Timbuktu. The family decides not to leave when radical Islamists come to impose Sharia, or Islamic law. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

The movie, one of five Academy Award nominees for best foreign language film this year, is about radical Islamists occupying the city in Mali. Remarkably, it's often on the verge of being a comedy.

Mehdi A.G. Mohamed (left) plays Issan, the orphaned boy who lives with a family outside Timbuktu. The family decides not to leave when radical Islamists come to impose Sharia, or Islamic law. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Courtesy of Cohen Media Group

When Islamists Impose Their Will In 'Timbuktu,' One Family Resists

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