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The Sands of  Centuries. ©UNESCO TV 1981
The Sands of Centuries

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This film, a report on the ancient cities of Mauritania, was part of the international campaign launched to save four historical cities. The cities had once been thriving cultural and commercial centres but, by the time of the campaign, they were all half-buried in sand.

The is also a French version (consult it here)

Place/region: Sahara, Mauritania, North Africa
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Erin Faherty
Participant: Nick Storey
Publisher: UNESCO TV
Producer: Eduardo Barrios Sponsor: Mauritanian Scientific Research Institute; Mauritanian National Cinema Office
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Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 92408

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