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Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (1989)

Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is given to the tribe's spectacular courtship rituals and 'beauty pageants', where eligible young... See full summary »

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Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is given to the tribe's spectacular courtship rituals and 'beauty pageants', where eligible young men strive to outshine each other and attract mates by means of lavish makeup, posturing and facial movements. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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France | West Germany

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French | German | Peul

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12 June 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Herdsmen of the Sun See more »

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Niamey, Niger See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Superb!!!!
25 June 2009 | by marcusfernandesSee all my reviews

The first time i've heard about the WODAABE people was in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE some years ago and i was fascinated by their marriage ritual.I've asked myself many times what are the origins of such strange and amazing ritual.As a HERZOG'S fan it was a great surprise to discover this documentary not so easy to find and a "little bit" forgot in the middle of HERZOG'S MASTERPIECES.The first scenes are absolutely fantastic.I was mesmerised!!!.Educative experience or simply watching for pleasure,this film is not a waste of time at all.It will show you how simple human society could be ,therefore how one could live with basic and traditional principles regardless of the daily challenges who lives in a hard environment would deal with.In my opinion this work is a lesson of life.


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