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FILM REVIEW

Asshak:

Tales from The Sahara

A documentary by Ulrike Koch, 2004, Tamaschek with English subtitles, 110 minutes, • Color;

Even in the age of the Internet, cell phones and jets taking off to every corner of the world, there are still people and places the vast majority of us never meet or see. The Taurig tribe of nomads and their Saharan homeland fit both descriptions.

Much as Raymond Depardon did in his 2002 film, Un Homme Sans Occident (A Man Untouched by the West), German filmmaker Ulrike Koch has made an austere…

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