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Above Water

Marcher Sur L'Eau. France. Feature film. 2021. 1h 30m. Director: Aïssa Maïga.
Spoken language: Franska.
Subtitles: English.
Age rec. 6+

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.