Doha Film Institute

Wanderers of the Desert

DFI Cinema - Doha Film Institute

Nacer Khemir / France, Tunisia / 1984 / 91 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles
Themes : Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


The first of Nacer Khemir’s highly-regarded Desert Trilogy, ‘Wanderers of the Desert’, follows a young teacher who arrives to take over a village school isolated in the shimmering desert. Legendary figures materialise out of wells and the desert itself, groups of children hurry through a labyrinth of underground corridors, and the teacher is whisked away to a mysterious rendezvous, never to return.


Nacer Khemir