A group of young Nigerians leave the savannah to work in the Ivory Coast. They end up in Treichville, a poor quarter of Abidjan, lost and rootless in modern civilisation. The hero, who narrates his own story, calls himself Edward J. Robinson in homage to the American actor. Like him, his friends have adopted pseudonyms intended to create, symbolically, an ideal personality.
Réalisateur : Jean Rouch
Ivory Coast / France / Niger, 1957-58, Documentary, 1hr12 minutes, color
Louis Delluc Award 1958
Release (France): 12 March 1960.