Rivers of Sand

Screening on Film
Directed by Robert Gardner.
US, 1974, 35mm, color, 85 min.
Print source: HFA

Gardner’s devastating and sharply observed documentary about the Hamar people of southwestern Ethiopia, Rivers of Sand shows the effects their severe isolation from the outside world has had on the group’s relationships between men and women.

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