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The Pink Lake



30 km north-east of Senegal’s capital Dakar, lies Lake Retba or Lac Rose (meaning Pink Lake). The saline waters of the lake have been, and continue to be an important source of livelihood for the locals. Extraction of salt provides opportunities not only for those directly involved in the process, but also traders and worker in tourism.

The abundance of opportunities that the lake’s resources provides has also been an attraction for greed motivated exploiters. This has united the locals in their efforts to prevent the unfair exploitation attempts, in addition to organising a system the protects the workers’ rights and preserves the lakes resources from depleting.

Executive producer: Mohammed Alsaedi
Director: mohammed Omar

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