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Cabascabo

Oumarou Ganda
1969 Niger 45 min
Sun 13
March
18h30
FDI 100
Book
Thu 17
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Cinéma 2
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Dans la même séance : Carnaval da Vitória

Niger. Cabascabo, an African veteran of the French colonial army in Indochina, has returned to Niger. He has squandered his fortune on an easy life in Niamey. Now a simple labourer, he sees the episodes of his life pass by.




Ganda was then an assistant director in the Culture & Cinema group, founded in Niamey, under the aegis of the Franco-Nigerian Cultural Center. He thus obtained the means to shoot his first film, Cabascabo, a medium-length film of which he was the author, director and principal actor. The rigor and simplicity of the cutting, which alternates Cabascabo’s wanderings and work in Niamey with scenes he has lived through, and the effectiveness of a black and white image that excludes all spectacularity, explain, along with Ganda’s own interpretation of the character of Cabascabo, the place that the author immediately took in Niger.

Oumarou Ganda

Born in Niger, in the region of the river, Oumarou Ganda meets Jean Rouch who is preparing a film on these emigrants, becomes an investigator in his team, then agrees to play the role of a maneuver in the port of Abidjan in the film. Moi un Noir was a model for the school of “cinema-verité”. The quality of his first film Cabascabo enabled him to benefit from cooperation aid for the shooting of two new films, Le Wazzou polygame (1970) and Saïtane (1972). Finally, after a long silence due to the political changes in Niger, Ganda shot Cock Cock Cock, the only film available from a series of three documentaries inspired by popular songs and traditions, and L’Exilé (1980), which was released shortly time before his death.

Sun 13
March
18h30
FDI 100
Book
Thu 17
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Cinéma 2
Book
Dans la même séance : Carnaval da Vitória
Production :
Argos Films
Screenplay :
Oumarou Ganda
Cinematography :
Gérard De Battista, Toussaint Bruschini
Sound :
Moussa Hamidou
Editing :
Danièle Tessier
Print source :
lea.baron@institutfrancais

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