Sahara's Secret Garden 52' by Gauthier Flauder


In the north of Chad, in the heart of the Sahara desert, lies a forgotten moutain massif, which shelters, in its secret canyons, a flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty.

In 1950, Hubert Gillet, a professor at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, began to explore this lost paradise. For more than a decade, he travelled through these mysterious mountains, on the back of a camel, discovering « a unique flora and fauna, relics of a golden age, which has survived in the depths of the Sahara Desert ».

Even today, access to the Ennedi massif is difficult, and only a few rare nomads have been privileged enough to penetrate the heart of this astounding massif.


Direction: Gauthier Flauder

Production: ZED with the participation of  France 3 / RAI 3 / RTBF

Genre: Nature

Available versions: French, Brazilian Portuguese, Castellano, English


International Environmental Film Festival (Morocco)
Cigogne d'Or
International Film Festival of Kathmandu (Nepal)
Official Selection
International Film Festival of Toulon (France)
Special Public Award
Television Film Festival of Shangai (Chine)
Official Selection
Mountain Film Festival of Banff (Canada)
Best Film

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