That’s a long story. The short version is that I since the mid-90ties have been working on various groups of migrants in the fast-growing city of Ngaoundéré in Northern Cameroon. I have made several films related to that topic. One of the “groups” or “milieus” I have been studying are young Pere migrants. The Pere are a small marginalised ethnic group living on the Cameroon-Nigeria border. Due to conflicts between the two countries are there no real roads to their “homeland”, which have made them somehow isolated. They were enslaved to the Fulani in early 18th century. They were forced to Islamise, later Christian missionaries arrived. I had a hard time doing fieldwork among these migrants, as they were shy, didn’t speak well French etc. When I met Somou, the main character in the film, I was relived. His French was good, as he had been to school, and because of his education and interest for his people’s traditions, he had been elected by the elders of his group, to become the first journalist on his mother tongue on the national regional radio station, where he made a series radio-programs on traditional culture. When I could tell him the story of the revitalisation of the Sami of Northern Norway, and the role my university, artists, radio stations etc have had in that process, he was eager to collaborate. He suggested that we should collaborate to make the film you have been watching together.