Documentaries from Madagascar, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guyana, Martinique, Lapland, Mozambique, Angola, Senegal, South Africa, the Caribbean ... by Marie-Clémence Paes and Cesar, Licinio Azevedo, Zeze Gamboa, Hery Rasolo, Camille Mauduech, Ramadan Suleman, William Mbaye, Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque
A Trip to the Country is a voyage in search of the illusion of modernity, which haunts Cameroonian society. A Trip to the Country questions, sometimes ironically, the notion of development associated in Africa with a “tropical modernity” which can be summarised as follows: Everything from Europe is modern, while all things local are archaic...
Chronic of a rather particular afternoon during which the lives of three people changes dramatically. Alex, the husband, goes to his in-laws' to bring home his second wife. An intimate portrait of polygamy in contemporary Cameroon.
In 1997, I witnessed several troubling events in Cameroon: in my village a young boy was nearly lynched by mob “justice”. I went to a wedding and learned that, by law, the husband is the ruler of the family. CHIEF! is a documentary chronicle of the trials and tribulations of daily life under a dictatorship. Jean-Marie Teno
Afrique, je te plumerai provides a devastating overview of 100 years of cultural genocide in Africa. Director Jean-Marie Teno uses Cameroon, the only African country colonized by three European powers, as the basis for a carefully researched case study of the continuing damage done to traditional African societies by alien neocolonial cultures.
For writing "Martinique for Martinicans" on their posters, 18 young Martinicans were charged with endangering the integrity of the French national territory in 1963. This film by Camille Mauduech, released in theaters in 2012, tells their story.
For fourteen monthes, Peter Chappell followed negotiations between the World Bank and Uganda, in order to describe the obscure and abstract mechanisms that shape the reality of North-South relations, as well as the future of millions of people. "Inspiring and truthfull documentary." Le Monde diplomatique. "The film draws you in like a thriller." L'Humanité
In 1968, visual artist Dumile Feni escaped the oppression of Apartheid South Africa and went into exile, leaving behind his pregnant wife. Days before his planned homecoming in 1991, Feni died suddenly and tragically. Director Suleman, explores the impact of exile on families and restores Feni to his rightful place in South African history.