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Au Centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes

A man stands at the mouth of a well, donning a rudimentary harness.

Camera in hand, he starts a 126 meters drop, at the end of which he reaches two men working at the center of the earth.

We have entered the world of the traditional well-diggers of Niger.

Through interviews of a master well-digger and his labourers, the film reveals the customary know-how of these men fighting against sand in order to access water.

Shot in desert landscapes, the film treats the following themes : acces to water, desertification and its impact on the communities of nomadic cattle breeders.
niger africa access to water documentary

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Copyright © 2008 Ingrid Patetta

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Previous screenings

2008
1 Sep – 5 Sep | Clapiers, France
International Environmental Film Festival
19 Nov – 25 Nov | Paris, France
2009
International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec
23 Jan – 25 Jan | Montréal, Canada
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
30 Jan – 7 Feb | Clermont-Ferrand, France
FESPACO: Cinéma africain, Tourisme et Patrinoimes culturels | 2009
28 Feb – 7 Mar | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
International "Water and Cinema" Events
16 Mar – 21 Mar | Istanbul, Turkey
24 Mar – 27 Mar | Verviers, Belgium
3 Apr – 13 Apr | France
Donostia-San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival
23 Apr – 30 Apr | Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
6 May – 10 May | Bologna, Italy
15 May – 15 Sep | United States
Festival Internacional de Cinema e Video Ambiental | 2009
16 Jun – 21 Jun | Brazil
Festival Signes de Nuit Paris | 2009
17 Jun – 27 Jun | Paris, France
8 Oct – 13 Oct | Torino, Italy
Festival delle Terre: International Audiovisual Award on Biodiversity
15 Oct – 18 Oct | Rome, Italy
4 Nov – 16 Nov | Leeds, United Kingdom
19 Nov – 30 Nov | Cayenne, French Guiana
23 Nov – 29 Nov | Clermont-Ferrand, France
23 Nov – 5 Dec | Aix-en-Provence, France
2010
15 Apr – 25 Apr | Montréal, Canada
23 Apr – 30 May | Melbourne, Australia
9 Jul – 17 Jul | Foix, France

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Au Centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes has received a new award at CinemAmbiente: Environmental Film Festival. | more...
16 October 2009
Au Centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes has received 2 new awards at Les Toiles de Mer: Festival de courts métrages sur l'eau et la mer. | more...
27 April 2009
Au Centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes has received a new award at International "Water and Cinema" Events. | more...
23 March 2009
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