"Behind the Blue Veil" is a feature documentary film about one of the oldest cultures in the world on the verge of extinction. The nomadic Tuareg, known as the "blue people of the Sahara" because of the traditional indigo robes and veils worn by men, were once noble warriors and herdsman but after years of drought and lack of government support, the ancient Berber tribe, now divided among five countries in North Africa, is struggling to survive.
Quad Cinema, Greenwich Village, NY
Nov. 1st- Nov 7th
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The recent military takeover of the Malian government and rebel conflict have forced thousands of Tuareg to flee the country, including the subjects of our documentary. Innocent people are being displaced as Islamic extremists and rebels battle over the Sahara. Many Tuareg have abandoned their homes and fled to neighboring countries. Refugee numbers are rising and their is a severe shortage of water, food and clothing. The current situation challenges the region's stability as well as our own national security. For a tax deductable donation click DONATE. You will also receive a film credit.