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Magic Radio
A film by Stéphanie Barbey & Luc Peter
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In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. Simple yet reliable, the radio is everywhere, in the streets, homes and the bush.

It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. Today, through the radio waves, the citizens of Niger seize the microphone and taste democracy.

Itís an FM revolution.

Visions du Réel Film Festival
Nyon FilmFest
Hamburg International Amiens Film Festival international
Istanbuil International 1001 Documentary Film Festival

54 minutes / color
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2007

Subject areas:
Africa, Communications, Cultural Anthropology, Globalization, Journalism, Media Studies, Science and Technology

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