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Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers
Directed by Andrey Samoute Diarra • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes
The Bozo of Mali are people of the water. For generations, they have lived along the banks of the Niger river, fishing for their livelihood. But climate change and drought have brought lower water levels and fewer fish, driving young Bozo men to leave their villages in search of work.
HAMOU-BEYA, SAND FISHERS is a sparse yet beautiful and carefully observed film that captures the dilemmas facing one of these men and his community in a world buffeted by economic and climatic changes.