LA ZATTERA DI SABBIA

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LA ZATTERA DI SABBIA

original title:

LA ZATTERA DI SABBIA

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screenplay:

cinematography:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2003

film run:

66'

format:

DV Cam - colour

status:

Ready (01/11/2003)

festivals & awards:

In a chorus of voices, of testimonies and considerations, the Tuareg tell how, in 1990, in the North of Mali, there has been a great Tuareg ribellion and how thousands of civilians have been killed by the Mali Army and by the militia pro-government of Ghanda Koy as a retaliation to the attacks of the Popular Front and the Liberation Islamic Front of Azaward.
"This documentary tells about the abandonment of old ways of life of the nomads caused by sedentary life, the difference between 'houses of skin' (the tents) and 'houses of dirt', the desire of peace imposed by women and, as last, the journey of two young people, different in race and enemy toward each other, a Tuareg and a Bambara, through a dream made of sand, light, water, peace, where bodies are mixed inside a long drape, a blu shesh" (I. Sandri).