Over the years, she observed Lake Chad, once one of the largest lakes in Africa, shrinking significantly and threatening the livelihoods and survival of more than 30 million residents. Access issues were further exacerbated by ongoing conflict and insurgency, and land grabs by farming and fishing operations.
Moved by the suffering and uncertainty experienced by her people –the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad– she leveraged her education to become an environmental activist and geographer. Today, she brings together farmers, fisherman, and herders from more than a dozen African ethnic groups, to capture their ancestral knowledge and spatial information in an attempt to bring peace to the region.
This is the story of how a nomad in Chad, while advocating for the rights of her community, has become a leader in the fight against climate change and a voice for Indigenous people across the planet.
Editor and Director
KATHERINE POTTER THOMPSON
Illustration and Animation
MAURICIO RODRIGUEZ PONS
Special thanks to the Mbororo pastoralist community
This film was made possible through the generous support of
George Family Foundation
Michelle and Bill Pohlad