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Last of the Caravans

Synopsis
1.5 million TUAREGS are scattered across the Sahara desert in North Africa, one of the earth’s most hostile environments to mankind. Over thousands of years the resilient Tuaregs have adapted well to the harsh living conditions of the desert and to this day their camel caravans continue their timeless trek across the Sahara. The Tuaregs have defied drought and famine, struggled with political repression and are fighting a civil war. But will they survive the onslaught of modern times? The film captures man’s
eternal struggle for survival and unveils the mystique of a proud people juxtapositioning their ancient traditions against the rapidly changing society of the 21st century.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2008
Year of production
1994
Subjects
Anthropology; Geography
Keywords
ethnography; social change; Tuareg; tradition

Credits

Director
Michael Steineck

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

Monarex Hollywood Corporation

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
The company ceased trading in 2018. It was previously a distributor and online retailer specialising in non-fiction DVD titles on a wide variety of subjects, particularly in the areas of music instruction, music performance, sport instruction, and health. Some titles also available through retail outlets.
 

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