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Afrique, je te plumerai



Name: Afrique, je te plumerai

Country: Kamerun

Year of publication: 1991

Color: color

Language : OF m. engl. UT

Duration: 88 Minuten

Direction: Teno, Jean-Marie

Screenplay: Teno, Jean-Marie

Camera: Dianoux, Robert; Ntsa, Louis-Paul

Editing: Rogeon, Chantal; Martin, Angela

Sound: Bonfanti, Francis

Actor: Beti, Mongo; Njawe, Pius; Ongbatik Njawé, Jeanne


A mixture of cinematic nostalgia (young Teno falls in love with the movies by watching Indian melodramas), faux documentary, historical footage, polemic essay, even an hilarious yet politically searing cabaret act! Africa is "fleeced" by not only the former colonial powers but also the local bourgeoisie as Teno fuses present and past in this beautiful yet melancholy visual poem. An extremely personal meditation that offers its own often surprising solutions for what Teno describes as "our present-day quagmire." (Africultures)