Skip to main content

SAHARA - LA CARAVANE DU SEL

USA, 1969 (MIFF 1971, Programme 24)

Director: Tom Priestley

A documentary of the thousand mile trek of a Taureg tribe salt caravan in the Sahara Desert. The eight week trip is highlighted by a large sand-storm and tribesmen's struggles with the recalcitrant camels which are perpetually wandering off.

See also...

Jazz Dance

"This little film is mad but magnificent." wrote English film critic Paul Dehn. Entirely photographed and recorded in three hours at a leading New York dance hall, it is a record of the excitement of ... More »

Atol

A documentary abstraction recorded ... at night in Los Angeles backed by ... the music of Stockhausen. It is a ... preliminary effort to organise camera ... and audio images through a cybernetic ... More »

Discover America

A panoramic trip across America by helicopter, with commentary on histonc monuments and land sites. ... More »

A Smattering of Spots

An amusing collection of fourteen animated TV 'spots', made with imaginative use of design, drawings, musical scores and wit. The film includes five award-winning designs. Some people actually turn ... More »

THE COLONIAL NATURALIST

Mark Catesby came to Williamsburg in 1712 for a visit with his sister. Thoroughly fascinated by the fauna and flora of the New World, he extended his stay for seven years, during which time he wrote ... More »

Highway

The extraordinary patterns of a city highway set to music. Visually, it consists of three main sections, a swift dash along the elevated highways set to the blare of rock'n'roll; a more temperate ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director