Caravan

Caravan
Original title: Caravan
Production: Explora Films; El Deseo
Country: Spain
Director: Gerardo Olivares
Script: Gerardo Olivares
Year: 2005
Duration: 80
Genre: Anthropological documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


Synopsis:

 Rabdoulah and Pemba are two ten-year-old boys who live in two of the most inhospitable regions on the planet – the Tener desert and the Himalaya Mountains. And though their lives are separated by thousands of miles, they have something in common which, moreover, will represent a before and an after in their lives.

For the first time, they are going to accompany their families, who for generations have worked in the salt trade, on a long and dangerous journey. Caravan is the true story of these two journeys told through Rabdoulah and Pemba. The former will cross the Tener dessert in Niger, whith a caravan of forty camels, to the Bilma salt mines, and the latter, the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, to the Dabrie salt pans.

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