Title: Magic Radio
Director: Luc Peter and Stéphanie Barbey
Country: Switzerland, France and Niger
Language: French and Hausa
In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. Simple yet reliable, the radio is everywhere, in the streets, homes and the bush. It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. Today, through the radio waves, the citizens of Niger seize the microphone and taste democracy. It’s an FM revolution.
Film festival selections
Visions du Reel Film Festival
Hamburg International Amiens Film Festival international
Istanbuil International 1001 Documentary Film Festival
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