Nemadis, the years without news

Six years ago, we made a film about a nomadic hunter family in the South-east of Mauritania. They were called the “Nemadis”. At the time, there remained no more than sixteen of them who had continued to live solely by hunting. Eli Salem and Abidine were the two chiefs of the family and we had promised to come back and show them the film. Six years later we took to the road in an effort to find them again, with no idea of what became of them. This film documents our search throughout Mauritania, our eventual reunion with the nomadic hunters and the showing of our previous film. Primarily, this is a film about a way of life that is destined to disappear.


Production : Les Ateliers du Laziri
Coproduction : CBA, RTBF, GSARA & TWINS
With the support of the Commission européenne, Direction Générale du Développement, Centre du cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique, Télédistributeurs Wallons et de la Loterie Nationale, Province de Namur, Sony Belgium & Connections

Benoît Mariage & Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Benoît Mariage & Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Benoit Mariage
Emmanuelle Bada
Image editor
Philippe Boucq
Sound editor
Jean-Luc Fichefet
Marie-Cécile Jamart
Image Format
Betacam SP

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