The Ben Youssef family of Morocco migrates every year from the desert-like landscape of Nkob to the green pastures of Igourdane. Each summer with their 800 goats, donkeys, mules, camels and dogs, they embark on a formidable journey on foot.

Overcoming difficult weather conditions with hot and dry days and cold nights, limited access to food and water, the family makes their way through rough terrain with steep climbs and descents, to reach the agdal (a common pasture land system) before the official opening where all the right holders are allowed to take their livestock into the pastures. As part of this traditional system of communal natural resource management, the Ait Atta tribe preserves their ancestral right of access to the agdal dating back hundreds of years, even if it is often times denied and challenged by the villagers settled around.

A sensorial ethnographic film that juxtaposes the hopes, constraints, obligations and sacrifices of a family torn between their traditions and their need to adapt to modern life. Stretching over the past, present and the future, the film provides an intergenerational perspective on the essence and the  challenges of nomadism within an ever transforming Moroccan society. A film by Inanc Tekguc and Eda Elif Tibet. 73' and 52' 2020