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Oases: Sentinels of the Desert

Oases are not just a haven of green coming straight out of a postcard. A complex and unique ecosystem, they were built by the genius of men and women, through the expert management of natural resources, based on traditional skills. But today’s challenging environmental conditions might jeopardize this fragile balance.


Embark on a journey to the most beautiful oases in the world, and meet the people who created these unique landscapes. Together, they join forces into these open-air laboratories to maintain the traditional oasis lifestyle and initiate new projects to preserve this unique ecosystem.


From Morocco to Mexico through the United Arab Emirates, each episode plunges us into a dream-like journey, to discover these changing ecosystems.

  • Under the Palm Trees of Los Comondú
  • United Arab Emirates: Between the Dunes of Liwa
  • Oman: The Hanging Gardens of Jebel Akhdar
  • Morocco: Mastering Tafilalt’s waters

Direction: Sarah Laîné, Stéphane Jacques, Guy Beauché & Benoit Laborde

Production: ZED for ARTE France

Languages: French, English

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