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Desert Wind

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Thirteen men, total strangers from different countries and walks of life, have gathered at the edge of the Sahara for a physical and emotional adventure: a 15-day trek, a chance to rethink their lives and male identity and freely share their anxieties. The resulting film makes a clean sweep of clichés about what it means to be a man.

Honest and incisive, Desert Wind exposes the participants' innermost thoughts about their families, their roles as fathers, their relations with women, starting with their mothers, their sexuality. They say what they really think about power, aggressiveness, fear, performance. Their revelations are also for women, giving them a glimpse of the hidden side that few men spontaneously reveal.

Desert Wind is both a group-adventure documentary and a true work of creation.

2005, 52 min