The vast region of the Azawak of West Africa, spanning from Niger into Mali, suffers from permanent water scarcity affecting half a million people. Since 2006, nonprofit Amman Imman: Water is Life has been drilling deep boreholes that access the aquifer which starts at 600 feet. In this short film, the people thank Amman Imman for bringing water.
Filmed in 2012 in the village of Ebagueye, Niger, in French and Tamashek with English subtitles.
Ariane Kirtley, Amman Imman's founder and director, speaking about the Azawak region, the people of the Azawak, their struggle for water, her motivation to start the organization, and the work of Amman Imman.