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Sunday, May 30 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Footsteps in Africa, a nomadic journey

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Footsteps in Africa, A Nomadic Journey' is a cinematic feature length ethnographic film of 67 minutes. It is an exciting visual narrative, art documentary accompanied by a diverse musical score. Shot in January 2006 as a road trip film in the Sahara desert of Mali, Kiahkeya performers and a renegade camera team lived with the nomadic Tuareg/ Kel Tamashek tribes in remote areas of Mali near Mauritania, and visited Tuareg Festivals.The thematics of 'Footsteps in Africa, A Nomadic Journey' question the modern way of life which separates man from nature. The Nomad is aware of how modern man forgets that all of humans material possessions are just a false sense of security and freedom. The Tuareg choose to live in austerity, a truth of extremes that is the poetry of the Tuareg way of life, living in solidarity with the rhythems of nature.'Footsteps in Africa, A Nomadic Journey' documents a universal tale of humans finding their path/freedom in life by living in simplicity with nature. Documented in a moment to moment manner the viewer experiences their mode of life, their relation to the earth and their perception on time. The viewer witnesses the Tuaregs mode of life, a survival from the soul. 'Footsteps in Africa, A Nomadic Journey' captures the people in their element, investigating their music, their dance, their survival skills, and the rituals that the Tuareg carry within to keep their culture and heritage alive.

Sunday May 30, 2010 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Redwood

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