Au Centre de la Terre, des puits et des hommes
A man stands at the mouth of a well, donning a rudimentary rope harness.
Camera in hand, he dives into the well and starts a 126 meters drop, at the end of which he reaches two men working indefatigably at the center of the earth.
We have just entered the world of the traditional well-diggers of Niger.
In the course of interviews of a master well-digger and his labourers, the film honours the tradition and customary know-how of these men who fight against sand in order to access water.
Shot in the desert landscapes of Niger, the film treats the following themes : acces to water, desertification and its impact on the communities of nomadic cattle breeders.