This video shows us a hard work of the salt mine workers in Mali. Since the eleven century the salt mine has been working in a small village Taoudenit. The abrasive salt sand eats away workers' bodies and many of them have sores all over their feet and hands, but there are neither doctors nor help for them there. Salt miners prepear salt tablets which are loaded then on the camels and it takes for about fourteen days for caravan to deliver them, crossing the desert, to Timbuktu. Reading direction from the stars and suffering from the water shortage, caravan moves ahead just as it did thousand years ago.