This video was shot in 2003, during attending a local "festival" in Berrah, a Songhai-village in the north-eastern region of Mali/West Africa. A few years earlier a fierce civil war between the ethnicities had taken place there. With cultural activities like this, depicting traditional life and the history of the village and it's surroundings the inhabitants tried to raise funds for development and get the attention of so called first-world communities. The "festival" has been organized in cooperation with "point afrique", a travel agency, focussed on regional development. 18 people from europe have been guests at this festival.
Camera: Christian Schrenk
Assistance: Klaus Stecher, Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber
Editing: Hubert Rieger