WINDS OF SAND

CATEGORY

2014-Special Screening

WINDS OF SAND, WOMEN OF ROCK

VENTS DE SABLE, FEMMES DE ROC

KUMUN RÜZGÂRLARI, KAYANIN KADINLARI

Nathalie Borgers

France, Australia, Belgium, 2009, 93’

Editing: Diether Pichler
Photgraphy: Jean-Paul Meurisse
Producer: Diana Elbaum, Sébastien Delloye, Erich Lackner, Serge Zeitoun
Producer Company: ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP, LOTUS FILM, LIAISON CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE
Music: Thierry Zaboitzeff
Sound: Yunus Acar, Gilles Laurent, Alek Goosse

Synopsis:
Each year, Tubu women embark on a 1000 miles journey across the Sahara to harvest dates. With the revenue of the sale, they can survive an entire year. As the caravan moves on, the destinies of Domagali, Amina and Mariama are unfolding, revealing the self-esteem they gain from their economic independence.

Director Bioraphy:
Born in 1964 in Brussels, Belgium, Borgers first works as a journalist for the Belgian television (RTBF). In 1987, she moves to San Francisco to further study directing and producing at San Francisco State University. In 1989, she wins the student “Documentary Writing” award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter. After graduating from the Broadcasting Arts department in 1990, she moves back to Europe and starts to work as an independent filmmaker. Her first work, ‘Truth Under Siege’, (1994), a documentary about the resistance of journalists in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia during the war, won several prizes, including the Special Jury Prize at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Since then, Borgers has written and directed many award-winning documentaries.

Director Filmography:
Truth Under Siege, 1994
Greyhound, Aller Simple/ Greyhound, One-Way Ticket, 1998
Das Arrangement/The Arrangement, 2005
Winds of Sand, Women of Rock, 2009
Greetings from the Colony, 2011

Awards:
Coup de Cœur de la Région Ile de France, FIFE, 2010
Best Film, Watch Docs, Varsovie, 2012
Magritte du Cinéma, Nominee, Belgium, 2011

Web sitesi
http://www.entre-chien-et-loup.be/film-film-3-production-en.html

Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5gv-vzGw3w

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