School of Hope
Only 30 families remain of the nomadic tribes of Dahra in Morocco. A decade-long draught has forced them to settle on the foothills of Atlas Mountains. They struggle not only against the harsh nature, but also against a government that is reluctant to help them. The tribe of Dahra have decided not to give up and move to cities. They have built a small school and call it the School of Hope.
Mohamed El Aboudi was born in Morocco. He has BA in Theatre from University of Fes, Morocco (1991) and MA in Film and Television from Bond University, Australia (1997). Mohamed has directed more than 30 short documentaries for the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle as well as three feature-length documentaries.