Benedicte Schoyen was determined to make a movie about the Nomad Foundation and travel with me and her husband Ned to Niger to shoot it—and she did. We talked about it for years and it has finally happened. She and Cooper Bates were the cameramen and Ned the sound man. As we travelled and worked they were there to capture it all. Not an easy trip–but they have gone where very few caucasians go these days and captured an intimate view of nomads and their spirit and the work of the Nomad Foundation. We look forward to following the progress of the post production to the goal of a premiere at the Ojai Film Festival in November 2015. We have invited half the nomadic population of Niger: herders, jewelers, musicians, and government ambassadors and ministers to participate in the festival featuring the arts of the nomads presented by themselves: Music, leatherwork, jewelry and dance. All programed for Libbey Bowl in November 2015. Watch for it!!!!
And boy did Benedicte and Ned work hard! She had her creative mind working 24/7.
Ned really came through as the “sound guy” and of course the movie star singer and guitar playing cowboy! What a team.
If you like to help us making this movie, please visit our indiegogo fundraising campaign.
Go to http://www.indiegogo.com and search for Adrift in the Desert
There you can see a film presentation with footage we shot in Niger last fall and get more information about the team and the project.
Our campaign expires on April 2nd. 2014
Thank you for checking it out and a great way to help is to help us spread the word!
We thank you and the Nomads thank you:)
Best, Benedicte Schoyen