Location: Mauritania         Length: 8 min

The golden sun setting between the soft dunes of the Sahara introduces this personal and deeply felt account in which the author reveals to the viewer a page of her intimate diary. This moving film invites spectators to open their eyes and share what the author sees of another world, specifically the west African country of Mauritania. It is a meeting between the eyes of those who are there to look and those who return the gaze. In the process, outsiders can begin to understand the life and culture of a living yet ancient society that is seldom seen or considered.

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A film by Rossella Piccinno

Produced in 2007 by Rossella Piccinno of DakhlaVision

History in Mauritania (World66)

Mauritania (Everyculture.com)

Mauritania (Looklex Encyclopedia)

Mauritania (Wikipedia)

Mauritania Country Profile (BBC)

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