Between Two Worlds / Zwischen zwei Welten
Bettina Haasen takes her camera with her and starts a search for a friend in Niger whom she saw for the last time five years ago. The man, Musa Daurido, is not easy to locate. He is a Wodaabe and lives as a nomad between desert and savannah in Niger. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS differs from other ethnographic films because its maker speaks the local language. This enables her to create an intimate atmosphere when she meets people along the way. The film offers an almost casual glance into the nomad’s rural life while at the same time telling what seems like a very private story. Why is she looking for this man? What kind of relationship did she have with him? When she finally meets him again something has definitely changed. What should have been the film’s dramatic climax turns into a strange kind of absence. A film about a white woman in Africa looking for something that – maybe – never appears in full daylight.