On the edge of the Sahara, in Burkina Faso, the village of Kamcé is being destroyed by the effects of creeping desertification. To ensure the village’s survival, the villagers decided to embark on the planning of a perimeter. Armed with shovels and pickaxes, they will build dikes, plant hedges and trees to protect the soil from wind, gully and herds of animals that grass on what little pasture manages to grow.
In seiner strengen und konsequenten Komposition lässt der Schweizer Regisseur Oliver Zuchuat die Texte hart aufeinanderprallen und für sich sprechen. DOK LEIPZIG, Cornelia Klauss
An indispensable film, which elevates the art of documentary filmmaking to its highest level. L’EXPRESS – L’IMPARTIAL
The film impresses with its precision and the rigor of its formal concerns. LE TEMPS
A rare film that without ever imposing an Occidental point of view, makes those who no one wants to listen to, heard. LE COURRIER