They Will Have To Kill Us First was a unique viewing experience for me. I have watched a couple hundred documentaries in my time. Never have I had to pause it in under three minutes. Walk away from it. Then vent on social media.
The cause - A message of Sharia. "We, the Mujahideen of Gao and Timbuktu, henceforth forbid the broadcasting of any music. This ban takes effect today. We have informed all radio station owners. We do not want Satan's music."
The feeling - Dumbstruck. Eliminating music from life (well ... from my life) would be such a foreign concept that you could tell me I was going to live forever, on another planet and be worshipped as a goddess. That seems so much more likely than the complete death of music.
The vent - It went to Twitter. "Access to music and music education should be defined as a human right. Why else would the sound of your core be described as a heart BEAT?
They Will Have To Kill Us First is the perfect title for this documentary. They would have to kill me first too.
HOT DOCS Screening Times
Sunday, April 26th - 6:30 p.m. - Scotiabank Theatre
Tuesday, April 28th - 3:30 p.m. - Hart House Theatre
Thursday, April 30th - 3:30 - Hart House Theatre