Morocco, a Nomadic Tribe’s Fight for Survival
by Roland Salem (Morocco, 2019)
Genre: Short Documentary / Original Version: Arabic / Duration: 4 min / Script: Dania Cherry, Roland Salem, Julien Jreissati / Cinematography: Therese Di Campo / Editing: Roland Salem / Sound Editing & Design: Rasmus Tornqvist / Producer: Greenpeace MENA / Co-producers: Roland Salem.
Part of a series produced by Greenpeace on the impact of Climate Change in the MENA region, Oases at Risk: Climate Change in the Moroccan Desert" is a short film that reveals the critical impact of climate change on the oases of the Moroccan desert, highlighting the severe effects of climate change on indigenous people in the region. The documentary transports viewers to the once-thriving oases of the Moroccan desert, showing how these vital habitats are suffering due to rapid climate change. It goes beyond presenting the environmental changes, highlighting the human cost by telling the stories of the nomadic people who once called these oases home. With climate change disrupting their way of life, the film explores the profound transformations these communities have had to endure. Through the words of the indigenous people and experts in the field, it provides a vivid portrayal of how climate change is already changing lives and landscapes. This film is a call to listen to the warnings and take action. It highlights the urgent need to address climate change to protect not only our environment, but also the livelihoods and traditions of indigenous people.
About the Director
Roland Salem is a talented Multimedia Producer with over a dozen years of valuable experience. He's worked in the corporate world, with Greenpeace, the UN, WHO, and various local and international NGOs in the MENA region, mastering skills like Film making, storytelling, photography, videography. As a creative, Roland has made powerful documentaries and campaigns that have changed policies and attracted large audiences. He's hands-on and committed to making sure his work, from short documentaries to full-length features, is high-quality and impactful. Roland’s ability to tell stories through media continues to greatly influence the industry.