Into the Delta

Direction
Year 
2009
Country
  • Canada 
Duration
76min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The life of a family of fishermen, in the inland delta of the Niger river in Mali, is stricken by the effects of globalisation: the rise of the price of oil and basic goods, the collapse of fish stocks and the signs of global warming.

The film reflects the passage of traditions, how memory and local knowledge are practiced, and how the originary characteristics of what we now call civilisation have developed.

Details

  • Original title
    Intérieurs du delta
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Sylvain L'Espérance
  • Editing
    René Roberge
  • Sound
    Francine Poirier
  • Duration
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 51st Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Italy
    • 16th Visions du Réel, Nyon, Suisse
    • 13th Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal
    • 2e festival Filmer le travail, Poitiers, France
    • 30th DOK.fest, Munich, Allemagne
  • Awards
    • Best director, 51th Festival dei Popoli, Florence, Italy