Nomads’ Land

Nomads’ Land is a short documentary that explores the decline of the nomadic way of life in the Amazigh people of North Africa. The story is told through Said, who comes from a traditional Amazigh – Tuareg family that once roamed the Sahara. Subject to economic, religious and geographical pressure, Said has recently chosen to settle down in a village on the edge of the Sahara, an increasingly common move by nomadic Amazigh families.

The last of the Imazighen (ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ) still roam the Sahara Desert – but for how long? Living on the other side of the Atlas Mountains, it is no exaggeration to say that everybody admires Said in Tagounite – his life of hard-work, loss, triumph and hope. He has had to face drastic changes happening to his community, all while trying to restore his ancestral home. Nomad’s Land explores the reasons behind the exodus leading nomads away from the desert to the cities in a documentary about the forgotten Berbers of Morocco.

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