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Afrique, je te plumerai

Jean-Marie Teno
1992 France 88 min
Mon 14
March
19h40
MK2 Beaubourg
Book

Thirty years after Cameroonian independence, the end of the Cold War and the political changes taking place around the world inspire a generation of Africans to descend in the streets to challenge the one-party state and its attendant nepotism, corruption, and economic failure.
Mixing past and present, challenging dominant historiography, Afrique, je te plumerai establishes a cause and effect between yesterday’s colonial rule and today’s violence and corruption. A personal reflection on the ongoing chaos in Cameroon, it focuses on the written word, once a tool of colonial domination, as a potentially liberatory force.

Jean-Marie Teno

Jean-Marie Teno is a director, editor and producer of Cameroonian cinema, born on May 14, 1954. In 1983, he made his first documentary short entitled Schubbah. In 1996, he shot Clando, a feature film that won the Audience Award at the 6th African Film Festival in Milan, Italy. He has since directed Chef (1999), Le Malentendu colonial (2004) and Lieux saints (2009), among others. He is a producer of his films with the company Les Films du Raphia.

Mon 14
March
19h40
MK2 Beaubourg
Book
Production :
Les Films du Raphia
Screenplay :
Jean-Marie Teno
Cinematography :
Robert Dianoux
Sound :
Francis Bonfanti
Editing :
Chantal Rogeon
Original Soundtrack :
Ray Lema
Print source :
jmteno@yahoo.com