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In northern Niger, the people in the village of Tatiste are victims of climate change. 14-year-old Houlaye finds herself at the head of the family as her father is forced to travel further and further to find water for his livestock and her mother has to go to the city to find other resources for their survival. In her first documentary, director Aïssa Maïga gives a voice to the Wodaabe Fulani who live in this region, which houses an underground aquifer lake that can’t be accessed due to a lack of wells. MARCHER SUR L’EAU also looks at the problem of education and a family structure that is under threat, both direct consequences of climate change and water access issues.


MARCHER SUR L’EAU Direction: Amssatou Maïga, DCP, OF m. engl. UT, 94 min