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River Niger, Black Mother

Directed by Ola Balogun
Nigeria, 1998
Documentary, Short

Synopsis

We trace the flow of this river through various West African cities including Gao, the capital of the ancient Songhaï Empire, and Tomboctou (Timbuctu), the seat of ancient African learning – to its final exit through various ports that still sustain the great desert caravans of North Africa.

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River Niger, Black Mother Directed by Ola Balogun