The Wanderers of the Desert (El Haimoune)

Under huge skies and a boudless horizon, an old bus is blown along an almost invisible road. Among the travellers is a young schoolteacher assigned to a remote village at the outermost bounds of a sandy wilderness. Suddenly, the deep and monotonous echo of a song resonates in the midst of the silence: it is an Andalusian chant which is like a call in the sand. Then, as in a dream, figures appear like statues of salt – they are the surveyors of the desert …

Tunesia 1984
Regie: Nacer Khemir
95 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt./franz. UT
Festivals: Nantes 1984, I

2006, Archiv, Focus Africa, Retrospektive

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