It clip highlights how an ancient Egyptian building method - the Nubian vault -, which requires only earth and water, was rediscovered by a Frenchman who transmitted this technique to Burkinabese masons. Today, the masons train apprentices, and the project has resulted in hundreds of dwellings that have been built by a qualified, local labour force.
This video is part of the DVD Better City, Better Life. (available here)
Type: Promotional material
Authors and personalities: Sylvain Braun, director.
Production: UNESCO, Education for Sustainable Development, producer.