Le Lac is an award-winning VR documentary set in the oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad. Directed and Written by Nyasha Kadandara, this film is a meditation on the changes that nature is undergoing, with ninety percent of the lake’s water depleted. Depended on by millions, Lake Chad has shrunk to a tenth of her former self.
“Le Lac” is a dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared and insecure. Climate change has made the millions of people who depend on her vulnerable, and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency. In this immersive documentary, step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turned-fisherman, as the lake herself hopes for their survival amidst her scattered ponds.Nyasha Kadandara