Madame L'eau (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 127 min.  |   Countries - France , Niger , Netherlands   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Celebrated French documentarian and ethnographer Jean Rouch here returns to his beloved Africa as he follows the journey of three African men who live along the River Niger in a place that is drying up. They have decided to take a tour of the Netherlands and study the use of windmills in moving water around for irrigation and other purposes. Rouch is practically the inventor of cinéma vérité, and uses its techniques here to great effect as he follows these local leaders on their journey and films their interactions and discussions.