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24 February 2021

New York African Film Festival 2021: Amina Weira discusses "La Colère dans le vent | Anger in the Wind"

New York African Film Festival 2021: Amina Weira discusses "La Colère dans le vent | Anger in the Wind"
 
From her studio, Amina Weira discusses her trajectory into filmmaking, her experiences with making the film Anger in the Wind (2016), about the impact on the environment and the population of Arlit confronted with the exploitation of the uranium by the mining company Areva.
 
"When I went to visit the mines with my father…what I saw disturbed me…I discovered…the dangers associated with this activity, environmental and health-wise. In particular the exposure to radioactivity...I realized that the mine emits radioactivity which is harmful to our health…"
 
"It was to express anger through the wind, the anger of the population…but it is the extent of the danger that awaits the population…and the violence of the wind is the sandstorm which comes to invade the whole city…"
 
Image: Screen capture
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Opy-g8a5kk 

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