EN - A parable about determination, following the footsteps of a nomad child, full of the joys of life, whose tenacity and strength will win her father’s love. A heart-warming tale of exodus, survival and hope.

FR - Un film sur la détermination suivant les traces d’un enfant nomade, plein de vie et de joie, dont la ténacité et la force lui feront gagner l’amour paternel. Une histoire chaleureuse sur l’exode, la survie et l’espoir.


Title Sounds of Sand
Original title Si le vent soulève les sables
Status Completed
Category Features
Year 2006


Cast Issaka Sawadogo, Carole Karemera, Asma Nouman Aden, Saïd Abdallah Mohamed, Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed
Photography Walther Vanden Ende
Editing Michèle Hubinon
Music René-Marc Bini

Technical specs

Running time film 96'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2010: XVth Forum of European Cinema 'Cinergia (POL)


2008: Grand Prize (Ecocinema International Film Festival) / Grand Prize (Female Eye Film Festival)

2007: Bernhard-Wicki-Award and DGB Award (Emden Film Festival)

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