MENA Film Night: Wanderers of the Desert

Event Date
Uptown Campus
Newcomb Hall 404
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Evocative and mysterious, Wanderers of the Desert (Les Baliseurs du désert), directed by Nacer Khémir, captures southern Tunisia in a near-mythological form. A young teacher arrives to take over a remote village school isolated in the desert to find that there is no school, only disparate talk of the “wanderers,” a group of men from the village who left, and now spend their lives walking the desert, singing in unison. In the village the young teacher discovers a singular and unreal world, where magic and reality intertwine.