Series: Adobe Towns



A film by Thomas Wartmann
© 2004 / 43 min (German+French) and 52 min (English) / Digi Beta / 16:9 / Stereo

Djenné, connected by trade since oldest time with Timbuktu, became one of the most important market places on the old Sub-Saharan trade routes. The Bani River is delivering the most important building material: mud. The bricks of the houses are made of mud, mud is the base of the plaster for the houses. The team´s several journeys during rainy and dry season show the big difference in the looks of this middle-aged town at the edge of the Sahara.



Written and directed by Thomas Wartmann
Cinematography: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Editing: Isabelle Allgeier
Sound: Salam Bah
Sound mix: Filmsound Munich
Music: Ludwig Eckmann and Winfried Zrenner
Production manager: Markus Breimaier
Producer: Thomas Wartmann
Commissioning editor: Ulrike Becker, SWR

A coproduction of Filmquadrat & Südwestrundfunk
in collaboration with ARTE.

Supported by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.


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