WODAABE: HERDSMEN OF THE SUN (wodaabe, les bergers du soleil; wodaabe-die hirten der sonne. nomaden am sudrand der sahara) (1989 FRANCE W. GERMANY) D/W: WERNER HERZOG P: PATRICK SANDRIN
Minor but quite interesting obscure Herzog made-for-tv look at a nomadic tribe of herders of the southern Sahara. The centrepiece is footage of a competetive beauty festival in which the males apply remarkable make-up and employ theatrical behaviour in order to be chosen by (often married) women for a few nights of passion. Some of the men really are quite beautiful. Co-Producer Herzog narrates.

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