Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  54 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French; Hausa / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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Magic Radio

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In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication.

Magic Radio

In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. Simple yet reliable, the radio is everywhere, in the streets, homes and the bush.

It entertains, educates, informs and helps provide a check on power. Today, through the radio waves, the citizens of Niger seize the microphone and taste democracy.

It's an FM revolution.

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** Visions du Reel Film Festival
** Nyon FilmFest
** Hamburg International Amiens Film Festival international
** Istanbuil International 1001 Documentary Film Festival


Main credits

Barbey, Stéphanie (film director)
Peter, Luc (film director)
Peter, Luc (film producer)
Peter, Luc (cinematographer)
Pluss, Vincent (film producer)

Other credits

Image, Marie Spencer, Luc Peter; montage, Florent Mangeot, Orsola Valenti; musique originale, Vincent Hänni, Gabriel Scotti.

Distributor credits

A film by Stephanie Barbey and Luc Peter

Docuseek2 subjects

Cultural Anthropology
Journalism and the Press
Science and Technology

Distributor subjects

Cultural Anthropology
Media Studies
Science and Technology


magic radio; africa; niger; communications; "Magic Radio"; Icarus Films

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