Expedition Niger - Real Africa (2020)

It is one of the most unknown and poorest countries in the world, and yet full of wealth: Niger. Rich because of the smiles of its people, the vastness of its deserts and the mysticism of its peoples. The film accompanies one of the rare expeditions through... read more

Completed On: 05 Jan, 2020

Duration: 1 hr 41 min 8 sec

Genres: Documentary

Country: Germany

Director: Roberto Fischer

Submitted By: Roberto Fischer

Expedition Niger - Real Africa Poster
It is one of the most unknown and poorest countries in the world, and yet full of wealth: Niger. Rich because of the smiles of its people, the vastness of its deserts and the mysticism of its peoples.

The film accompanies one of the rare expeditions through Niger. Protected from raids and kidnappings by a military convoy, we encounter two of the last nomadic tribes: the Woodabe and the Tuareg.

The first part of the documentary takes us from the capital Niamey to the Woodabe tribe, their school for nomadic children in Abulbal and the courtship dances of the Guérewol.

The second part of the documentary takes us to Agadez - the gateway to the desert - through the Aïr Mountains and the Ténéré desert, and finally to the Tuareg festival in Iférouane.

Niger: The Real Africa.
  • Key Cast
    Roberto Fischer
  • Key Cast
    Alexey Kolbov
    Expedition Leader
  • Key Cast
    Mahaman Yaou
    Expedition Leader
  • Key Cast
    Hamado Yaou
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Amadu Haruna
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Abu Bakar
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Mohamed Agali
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Isaka Solieil
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Mahaman Hamza
    Key Cast
  • Key Cast
    Mamman Ramu
    Key Cast
  • DoP
    Roberto Fischer
    Producer
  • DoP
    Alka Fischer
    Executive Producer
  • DoP
    HIPPOtv GmbH
    Production Company
  • DoP
    Roberto Fischer
    Director of Photography
  • DoP
    Amjad Alhalabi
    Stunt Camera
  • Aerials
    Roberto Fischer
    Writer
  • Aerials
    Philipp Goller
    Editor in Chief
  • Aerials
    Maxim Russkikh
    Aerials
  • Aerials
    Roberto Fischer
    Aerials
  • Film Type
    Documentary
  • Genres
    Documentary,Travel, Ethnology, Anthropology,Geographical,Expedition
  • Runtime
    1 hours 41 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date
    05 Jan, 2020
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
    Germany
  • Country of Filming
    Central African Republic
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    4K/UHD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Global Non Violent Film Festival
Canada
09/24/2020
WINNER-Best Geographical Anthropological Subject

CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
India
Calcutta
Winner - Best Documentary

LATITUDE FILM AWARDS
United Kingdom
London
Platinum Award - Documentary Feature

L´Age D´Or International Arthouse Film Festival
India
Kolkata
Winner - Outstanding Achievement Award Documentary Film

NYCA - New York Cinematography Awards
United States
New York
Winner - Cinematography Awards Best Documentary

Oniros Film Awards
United States
New York
Winner - Best Documentary

Tagore International Film Festival
India
Birbhum
Winner - Outstanding Achievement Award - Documentary

World Film Carnival
Singapore
Singapore
Winner - Award Winner Best Documentary

Director's Biography

Roberto is an Italian/German filmmaker, musician, composer, photographer and journalist, who is in the business for more than three decades and has produced countless commissioned films and ads for customers all around the globe.
His job is his passion and that is what makes his work so valuable.

He is enthusiastic about fantastic pictures and good ideas. And he tackles things he believes in.

Director's Statement

"We worked on" Expedition Niger "for over 1 year. We financed and produced everything ourselves. Why? Because we love Africa and because few people are interested in countries like Niger. They are always dismissed as “poorest countries on earth”. Niger deserves to be seen, because it has another form of wealth, namely the smile of its people, the vastness of its deserts and the mysticism of its tribes - unknown cultures, embedded in spectacular landscapes. We should learn to be more curious and finally dare to preserve Africa, because Africa is the cradle of humanity and is forever fascinating - but take a look for yourself…”

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Trailer
Photos
  • Tuareg from Agadez
  • Tuareg from Agadez
  • Woodabe
  • Woodabe
  • Tuareg with Cross of the Tuareg
  • Wooade in African Night
  • Military Escort - Garde National
  • Military Escort
  • Film Poster Expedition Niger
Laurels and Certificates
  • Global Non Violent Film Festival
  • Latitude Film Awards London
  • NYCA New York Cinematography Award
  • Global Non Violent Film Festival
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore
  • NYCA New York Cinematography Award
  • Tagore - International Film Festival
  • LIAFF
  • L´Age D´Or International Arthouse Film Festival
  • Oniros Film Awards
  • Tagore International Film Festival
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