Hypothesis of the Mokélé- Mbembé (The)

  • Hypothèse du Mokélé-Mbembé (L')
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011
Format : Feature
Running time : 78 (in minutes)

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.


Director: Marie Voignier

FRANCE, 2011, Colour, HDV, 78'
Original version: French

Photography and editing: Marie Voignier
Sound: Thomas Fourel

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FID Marseille 2011 / French competition
DocLisboa 2011
Bandits-Mage 2011
Corsica.doc 2011
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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