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Title Connecting traditions. The veins of desert (Algeria) / by Alexandre Mostras
Published Paris : ZED, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (50 minutes)
Summary In the red desert of Southern Algeria, the younger generations are taught to carry on the millennium-old tradition of the foggaras, used to capture the desert water to irrigate an entire oasis and its palm groves. The foggara is considered the backbone of Saharan agriculture, and in particular oasis agriculture. However, the development of that agriculture is threatened by the arrival of modern irrigation systems that consume high levels of energy and are not protective of the environment
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015)
In English
Subject Qanats -- Algeria.
Water-supply engineering -- Algeria.
Irrigation -- Algeria.
Deserts -- Algeria.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Mostras, Alexandre, director
Drogue, Marie, producer