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Barefoot To Timbuktu (barfuss Nach Timbuktu)

Barefoot To Timbuktu (barfuss Nach Timbuktu) (2010)


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A Film about Tolerance, Conflict and Friendship between CulturesAraouane, a settlement in the middle of the Sahara, seven days by camel from Timbuktu....In 1989, the once prosperous oasis was disappearing under encroaching dunes, when the noted Swiss/American artist Ernst Aebi passed through on a caravan. The population's destitution leaves a deep impression on him. Trying to help them becomes an obsession for Aebi because attempting the impossible satisfies his quest for adventure.Aebi, one of


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An interesting but lackluster film better left to the small screen.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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How you feel about the odd little documentary Barefoot to Timbuktu will depend to an unusually large extent on how you feel about its subject.

February 11, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Like a good after-dinner story, the film's charm comes from casual storytelling, enhanced by gently barbed interviews with Aebi's family and ex-wife.

February 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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The result is oddly lackluster.

February 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Captivating, inspirational and profoundly illuminating. It's a life-affirming celebration of compassion, hope, persistence and generosity of heart.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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An appealing documentary about a larger-than-life adventurer, artist, entrepreneur, and social activist in a settlement in the middle of the Sahara.

February 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Who knows how many people know who Aebi is or about his selfless efforts, but it's inspiring to watch and Martina Egl has done a good job finding an inventively artistic way of telling his story.

February 9, 2010 Full Review Source:

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