DVD Alex's wedding - Jean-Marie Teno

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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.

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Year: 2002
Subtitles: Français, English
Running time: 45min
Packaging: Boitier plastique amaray
Country: Cameroon
Director: Jean-Marie Teno

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© 2002, Les Films du Raphia

 

Chronicle of a rather particular afternoon during which the lives of three people change dramatically: Alex, the husband, goes to his in-laws’ to bring home his second wife. Elise, Alex’s childhood sweetheart and first wife, accompanies him—as she must, according to tradition. And Josephine, the young bride, leaves her parents to begin a new life. An intimate portrait of polygamy in contemporary Cameroon.

 

" I was concerned about respecting people's choices and didn't want to be accusatory. I positioned myself as an observer, capturing the reality of the event-the official speeches and traditional rituals, as well as the unspoken pain that was palpable throughout the evening. The film presents a ceremony ostensibly in celebration of love, but during which'duty' and'submission' were the preferred words."
Jean Marie Teno

 

Camera: Jean-Marie Teno
Editors: Christiane Badgley, Lisa Pfeiffer and Cathie Dambel
Music: Marianne Entat
Produced and directed by Jean-Marie Teno

 

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