Great Desert Turf
In Niger, in the Sahel region, dromedary races are extremely popular, and stir up waves of enthusiasm among all nomadic communities. At 35, Djouri Bigué is the village chief of the Peul Woodabe of Belil Tanfirgan. With his two dromedaries and jockeys he participates in races all year round. This year, Djouri and the villagers have decided to organize the grand yearly final at home, in Belil Tanfirgan. Every man dreams of taking part of this important event where a hundred of the best Nigerian dromedaries compete.
For all participants, this race is a means of accessing better living conditions, and everyone hopes to win the 1500€ prize that will be shared among the five winners. Djouri and his people need this money to finish building the village school facilities.