Racines Lointaines / Faraway Roots (2002) DVD5
I travelled across Mauritania to find a tree that I saw from my window in Belgium. It wasn’t a mythical tree, but rather one that could be anywhere. On my way, I met men and women who shared their perception of this quest and in doing so, in a roundabout way they shared some of their visions of the world and of existence. For some, my tree was the sign from the spirits, of the invisible or a call from light. For others, it was the symbol of a history, a culture or the end of a period in time. For yet others, it was a tree that you see only when you get lost.
This documentary, is a poetic crossing on a quest for an elsewhere and other ways of thinking. But it is also a tale of unfinished love, for a woman who stayed behind.

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:10:00 | 3.78 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Mixed (hassanya, tulaar, soninike, francais)
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Director: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Country: Belgium, Mauritania

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