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Ojai's connection to Niger highlighted in film screening

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Photo courtesy of Leslie Clark
A group of Nomad Foundation volunteers and filmmakers smile during the making of “Roadtrip Niger.”
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Eight Ojaians will appear in the Feb. 5 showing of the documentary film “Roadtrip Niger.”
The film was made during an October 2013 trip to Niger. It documents the work of Leslie Clark's Nomad Foundation and aims to raise awareness about nomadic life in Niger.
The film is from the point of view of people who don't know this country at all, said Clark.
And Niger is indeed a long way from California.
Niger ranks last in the United Nation's Human Development Index, and its people suffer from chronic poverty and food instability. 
Travel in Niger is quite dangerous, said Clark, so she travels with armed guards.

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