Documentary about the living conditions in a small Ivorian village during French colonization. —IMDb
An cri de coeur against colonization by a documentarian who suffered a crisis of conscience in Africa, a crisis that is mirrored in the structure of film that starts in the all-too-familiar rural spaces of Africa that despite their poverty seem like pastoral utopias & moves into the all-too-unfamiliar zones of the colonial economy. A wake up call for one generation: a reminder of all that is to be done for another.
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