Sélection internationale

Makongo

Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino

2020République centrafricaineArgentineItalie72 minCouleur

André and Albert are two young Aka pygmies from Mongoumba of the Central African Republic. They are among the few in their community to study. The others have abandoned or never even set foot in school. Despite their financial difficulties and stigmatization in high school, André and Albert fight to study and level with other students. But they also have a dream: to bring other Aka children to school. Every afternoon, they walk winding paths, a blackboard on theirs shoulders, to go and teach their students in the forest, out-of-school children or teenagers of all ages. To finance their business, they do not rely on NGOs or government aid, but rather on the next harvest of makongo (caterpillars), the main source of income of Pygmies. This year, if the harvest is good, André and Albert would like to sell it directly to Bangui, the capital, to increase their profits. With this, they could continue their fight for school with the aim of enrolling some of their students in a real school.

Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino

Diplômé en géologie, Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino a toujours rêvé de se consacrer au cinéma. En 2012, il fonde avec des amis l'Académie du Cinéma Centrafricain, une association regroupant des passionnés de cinéma. Il produit et réalise avec les moyens du bord des petits films pour la télévison centrafricaine, jusqu'au jour où son chemin croise celui des Ateliers Varan qui lui donnent une formation au cinéma documentaire et lui permettent de tourner Docta Jefferson, le portrait d'un pharmacien de quartier, sélectionné dans plusieurs festivals internationaux.

  • PRODUCTION : Daniele Incalcaterra
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