Industrie de la mort (L')

  • Industrie de la mort (L')
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Mid-length

In Benin, each death sets in motion an economy in which craftsmen, traders of all kinds, sellers of fabrics, gris-gris, etc., all find their account. In the bereaved families who are under social pressure to organise the most beautiful funerals in the country, one person is appointed to take care of the common expenses. From negotiations to transactions, from the bank to the mortuary, the waltz of service providers begins, leading our hero into a race of indebtedness for prestige that will begin the day after the death, to end in beauty a few months later, on the occasion of the grandiose celebration that follows the burial, the Aga.

Film by Lionel Ulrich Doyigbe


  • 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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