2016 / 40 minutes

Directed by
Eric Komlavi Hahonou
Country of production
Nigeria Niger Denmark

http://www.rivernomads.dk/river-nomads-english/ password: ddc River Nomads addresses the complex relationship between migration, mobility and citizenship. This first part of a forthcoming trilogy documents the lifestyle of nomadic fishermen traveling and trading between Nigeria, Niger and Mali. While nomadic fishermen engaged in seasonal migrations were numerous in the past, recent trends show a dramatic shrinking. The film explores some of the reasons why nomadic fishermen tend to settle and abandon their way of life. It offers a reflection on how mobility and migration are governed in a world dominated by sedentary societies.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright
Language and subtitles
Hausa Zarma
Location(s) depicted
Niger River Niamey and various villages (Niger) Yauri (Nigeria)

Film web site