Indochina, Traces of a Mother

  • Indochine, sur les traces d'une mère
© Noble Films, MKJ Films
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 71 (in minutes)

Between 1946 and 1954, over 60 000 African soldiers were enlisted to
!ght the Viet Minh. Pitted against one another by circumstances, these two colonised peoples came into contact and a number of African soldiers took Vietnamese women as wives. Out of these unions, numerous mixed-race children were born. At the end of the war, the colonial army ordered that all the black children be repatriated to Africa, of!cially to protect them from the Viet Minh. While some children left with their mothers and fathers, others were simply taken away by their fathers, leaving their mothers behind.
Abandoned in orphanages, those that had neither mother nor father were put up for mass adoption by African of!cers, as was the case with Christophe.
Christophe long avoided facing the scars and identity complexes left by this abrupt separation from his mother and homeland. By encouraging him to undertake a journey into his own past, the !lm opens a little-known chapter of the Indochina war.

Documentary directed by Idrissou MORA KPAI

2010, Noble Films / Mkj Films

Christophe Soglo; Dang Van Viet; Boko Sozo; Zocli Jean-Pierre; Mme Dansi

Directed by
Idrissou MORA KPAI

Written by
Idrissou MORA KPAI

Produced by
Jeanette JOUILI; Arouna Sacca MORA KPAI; Idrissou MORA KPAI

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- Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival FLEFF 2012
- Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) 2012
- Luxor African Film Festival ; Egypt 2012
- Film Africa 2011 London ; 2011
- AITP (Africa in the picture) ; Amsterdam 2011
- FIFAI (Festival International du Film d'Afrique et des Iles)
Iles de Réunion ; 2011
- 8th African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT ; Spain
- 27th festival International du Film Francophone de Namur;
2011; Belgium
- 12th Edition du Film Documentaire de Guadeloupe
- Les rencontres cinématographiques de Hergla 2011, A Thala
- 2012 "Indochina, Traces of a Mother," Festival International
du Cinéma d'Alger dédié au film engage, Alger, Algeria
- 2011 "Indochina, Traces of a Mother,"
International Film Festival Busan, South Korea

- 2011 Indochina - 3. Documentary prize in the FESPACO
(Burkina Faso)
- 2012 "Indochina, Traces of a Mother,"
Documentary jury prize, 2th Festival International du
Cinéma d'Alger (FICA) dédié au film engage; Alger, Algeria.


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