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Above Water (89 min)

  • Director Aïssa Maïga
  • Country France
  • Language French dialogues, English subtitles
  • Year 2021

Water is a necessity of life that not everyone has access to. In Niger’s desert, it is a long way to the nearest well. Twelve-year-old Houlaye has to walk several kilometres to get there. Many of the village’s inhabitants, including Houlaye’s mother, leave the village and those that are left are constantly thirsty. Meanwhile, a rumour goes around that there is water deep in the earth, right under where they live.