Early in 2017 The Chicago Film society screened a Nigerian remake of Purple Rain entitled Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in it.
“Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai”
“The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama “Purple Rain,” Akounak or “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it” explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking.”
Available on Vimeo streaming rental or DVD (rare, if you can find it!)