Culture X Change # Mini Fespaco
Sunday, May 30, 2021, 8.30 pm
online via This Human World
The Perimeter of Kamsé / Le perimeter de Kamsé
Documentary, Olivier Zuchuat, Switzerland / France, 2020, 93 Min, engl. subt.
The village of Kamsé in Burkina Faso is being decimated by the effects of desertification.
In order to survive, the villagers begin with the greening of the parched landscape. With shovels and pickaxes they fight back to cede their land to the desert. They build dikes, plant hedges and trees.
Director Olivier Zuchuat proves to be a patient observer and creates a poetic and contemplative story with still images that make the parched landscape tangible.