Turkey Duration: 93’
Language: Hausa, with Turkish subtitles Director: Hasan Söylemez
2020 Manchester – Best Cinematography
Tenere tells the story of the unknown story of the Africans setting out from the city of Agadez in Niger to head to Europe over Libya by crossing the desert. In the film, we witness the long and tough journey of Bachir from Agadez and his companions in a truck reminiscent of Noah’s Ark. We see their preparations before the journey, their relationships with their families, how they cope with the tough natural conditions, thirst and the problems they encounter, and the emotional changes they go through.