When Nomads Settle
Filmmaker: Adamou Amadou
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 48 minutes.
The film is about the current situation of a nomadic people, the Mbororo, in Cameroon. After leaving the bush to settle on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Ngaounderé, how do they deal with this new environment and how will it affect their lifestyle? The film highlights the coping strategies of the involved families, which in many ways stand in sharp contrast to customary activities. Due to their background as pastoral nomad, milk has played an important role, and has now become an important economic resource for the urban women.
Copyright: 2007 Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø