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Award Winning Doc Film Ait Atta:Nomads of the High Atlas broadcasts at ARTE TV

Online streaming till 10 October with German and French translations can be seen at this link;

Every programme with a cultural slant has a home on ARTE

Directed by visual anthropologists, SEG Interface Commission Member Eda Elif Tibet & Inanc Tekgüc, since it's release on 2020, the documentary film has made it to more than 20 film festival screenings , nominated to 11 awards and received 5 awards.Completing it's circuit at film festivals around the world it now broadcasts at ARTE TV.

About 56 % of the programmes are documentaries, 19 % feature films, drama and series, 14 % news-related programmes, while 5 % feature music and other performing arts. About two thirds of the programmes broadcast on ARTE are previously unreleased. ARTE negotiates the rights to all of these programmes in order to offer an ever-richer range to users outside of France and Germany.

The film is made in collaboration with the Global Diversity Foundation and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihood Association. Generous funds from MAVA Foundation and theDarwin Initiative. Filmed, Directed and Produced by KarmaMotion.

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The Ben Youssef family migrates every year from the desert-like landscape of Nkob to the green pastures of Igourdane. With their goats (number around 800) , donkeys, mules, camels and dogs, each summer they embark on a formidable journey of resilience by foot. Overcoming difficult weather conditions with hot and dry days and cold nights, with limited access to food and water, the family makes their way through uneven terrain with steep climbs and descents, to reach the agdal before the official opening where all the right holders are allowed to take their livestock into the pastures. As part of this traditional system of communal natural resource management, the Ait Atta tribe preserves their ancestral right of access to the agdal dating back hundreds of years, even if it is often timesdenied and challenged by the villagers settled around. A sensorial ethnographic film on the incredible movement and (im)mobilities of the family and their herd, the film juxtaposes thehopes and constraints, obligations and sacrifices of a family torn apart between their traditions and their need to adapt to modern life. Stretching over the past, present and the future, the film provides an untimely intergenerational perspective on the essence and the very challenges of nomadism within an ever transforming Moroccan society.

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