Eastern Cameroon, a man has wandered the jungle and the muddy banks of rivers looking for an animal unknown to zoology: the Mokele-Mbembe. Pygmies met by the explorer during his travels describe this animal as a kind of rhinoceros with crocodile tail and snake head. Some say they have already met it near the river. Is it a real animal or a mythical creature? The explorer has long been convinced of the existence of this beast. He takes us on a relentless quest to find traces of the animal in a universe where likelihood get confused with legend, bringing us back to the roots of belief and fiction.
L'HYPOTHÈSE DU MOKÉLÉ M'BEMBÉ
Director: Marie Voignier
FRANCE, 2011, Colour, HDV, 78'
Original version: French
Photography and editing: Marie Voignier
Sound: Thomas Fourel
Capricci films, L'âge d'or et L'Espace croisé
FID Marseille 2011 / French competition
EntreVues Belfort 2011 / International competition
Hors Pistes 2012
International film festival of Rotterdam 2012 - Bright Future
FIFE 2012 / Official competition
Discovery Zone 2012
Internationales frauenfilmfestival 2012
DOCUMENTA Madrid 2012 / International competition
Fantasia Film Festival 2012
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