Gwacoulou, le foyer traditionnel

  • Gwacoulou, le foyer traditionnel
Genre : Experimental
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

The film Gwacoulou tells the legend of the safeguarding of peace through the transformation of three fraternities of twins and their mother into three stones of the traditional fireplace and its pot "the canary". Today, these stones are still one of the pillars of African tradition in the Bambara environment. They remind us, through their symbolism, of marriage and discretion, fraternity and solidarity, friendship and support.

Between African tradition and modernity, Gwacoulou expresses in images the evolution of mystical beliefs and behaviours: the place of men and women, that of ancestors and traditional values.

a film by Moïse TOGO

Teaser Gwacoulou_V. Internationale from Togo Moïse on Vimeo.

* Selection /// FESPACO 2021



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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