Nomads of Chad

Arab nomads from the Salamat region in eastern Chad are on the move a few kilometers from the border with the Central African Republic in search of pasture and water for their livestock. Turbans hide the mystical and thin faces of those who walk under the Sahel sun. 

The nomads have for decades overcame the harsh desert conditions, but climate change and conflicts with sedentary farmers threaten their source of survival: livestock. A unique relationship keeps cattle and shepherds together, from generations of parents to children, something beyond the survival of both is at stake.