Portrait of Altinè in the dry season

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Portrait of Altinè in the dry season

The life of Altinè, woman from the Sahel, is made of small everyday gestures and of the ancient art of survival in a dry and hostile area.

Altinè belongs the the Peul ethnic group, living in a small village in the Ferlo Desert, in Northern Senegal. Every day she undertakes a journey to the well to fecth water, she gathers firewood, prepares food for the entire family and tends to the children. She is the carrier of values, culture and knowledge of the Sahelian difficult environment.

The film portrays her everyday life during the dry season, following her natural sense of time.

Date:
Original idea:
Detalmo Pirzio Biroli
With:
Altinè Ba
Directed by:
Elisa Mereghetti, Marco Mensa
Lenght:
23'
Production:
Ethnos, Pidgin
Editing:
Alessandra Vietina
Supervision:
Sandra Degiuli
Date:
Original idea:
Detalmo Pirzio Biroli
With:
Altinè Ba
Directed by:
Elisa Mereghetti, Marco Mensa
Lenght:
23'
Production:
Ethnos, Pidgin
Editing:
Alessandra Vietina
Supervision:
Sandra Degiuli
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