Niger | 2017 | 84 min
Berber | Subtitles in French
Music: Ahmoudou Madassane
Categories :
Experimental FIFA


Canadian Premiere

Presented in partnership with the FIFEQ

The film tells the journey of a young man in search of an enchanted oasis. Shot in the Sahara desert, in and around Agadez, Niger, Zerzura is a collaborative fiction, written and developed with a Tuareg cast, in the style of “ethnofiction” proposed Jean Rouch. Mixing folktales and documentary, the film includes largely improvised performances.


Christopher Kirkley

Christopher Kirkley is an ethnographer focused on the Sahelian countries of West Africa. His work both documents and produces cultural artifacts through field recordings, mp3 archiving, cellphone data collection, and experimental filmmaking. Driven by an ethos of collaborative practice, his projects are experiments in cross-cultural experiences.
Filmography | Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015) ; I Sing the Desert Electric (2013).

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Screenings playing this movie

Concordia, J.A. De Sève, Pavillon J. W. Mc Connell
Screening # 41
Presented by FIFEQ
Experimental FIFA


Niger | 84 min | 2017

Berber | Subtitles in French