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Die Frauenkarawane
Documentary Film, BE/AT/FR 2009, Farbe, 93 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2010

Director: Nathalie Borgers
Script: Nathalie Borgers (nach einer Idee von Gerhard Auenheimer und Christoph Gretzmacher)
Cast: Domagali Issouf, Hanne Issa, Amina Ahmed, Mariama Dadi, u.a.
Camera: Jean-Paul Meurisse
Editor: Dieter Pichler
Location Sound: Yunus Acar
Music: Thierry Zaboitzeff
Producers: Erich Lackner, Sébastian Delloye, Diana Elbaum, Ursula Wohlschlager
Production: Lotus Film
Co-production: Entre Chien et Loup (BE), Liaison Cinématographique (FR)


Fifty degrees in the shade, wide open space. Once a year, the nomad women of the Toubou embark on a 1500 kilometre journey through the desert. They are going to sell dates, and with the proceeds they can feed their families for an entire year. Die Frauenkarawane gives an insight into a type of society which seems to be characterised by mutual dependency, but also creates space. And life in the caravan offers another attraction, especially for the younger women. Far away from their husbands, they can share their secrets and dreams.

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