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French Film Festival: Marcher sur l’eau (Above Water)
February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Aïssa Maïga, DCP, 89 min
France/Niger, 2021 (Peuhl, French)
Official Selection, 2021 Cannes Festival.
Co-written by French actress Aïssa Maïga and Ariane Kirtley, this film documents the dire consequences of climate change in the Sahel. Focusing on a Wodaabe Peuhl village of semi-sedentarized pastoralists in the region of Azawagh in Northern Niger, the film follows Houlaye, a 14 year old girl, who fetches water and cares for her siblings when the adults must journey forth to support their families until a drilling project reveals the aquifer that lies beneath them.
Co-sponsored by UWM Student Involvement.