Au centre de la terre, des puits et des hommes

At the Center of Earth, of Wells and Men
by Ingrid Patetta Documentary Niger 2008 25'

The film is about desertification, difficult access to water, the impact of these problems on a nomad community of animal breeders. A man at the edge of a well, wearing a rudimentary harness and holding a camera, is let down 126 m into the well where he meets two other men who work at the bottom of the well. This is the world of the traditional welldiggers of Niger. Through interviews with the foreman and the workers, the film documents the skills these men employ to reach the water down deep beneath the sand.

Director:

Ingrid Patetta

Country:

Niger

Film submission

23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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CINEMAMBIENTE

 
JUNIOR

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