Lion's point of view (The)

  • Point de vue du lion (Le)
© Cinémas du Monde, Cannes 2011
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 72 (in minutes)

"As long as lions do not have their own historians, tales of hunting will
always glorify the hunter". We finally have a film that allows Africans to talk about the painful issue of immigration. Illegal immigration: "Europe cannot accommodate the misery of the entire world". This is the hunter's point of view. The Africans' misery is a consequence of imposed neo-colonial and neoliberal policies. This is the lion's point of view. Africa is not poor but is impoverished… The film attempts to put words on the ills that the continent is suffering from. During the 90-minute film, distinguished personalities are given the opportunity of voicing their views. They include: The President Abou Diouf, Aminata Traore, Cheikh Amidou Kane, Théophile Obenga, Amadou Moktar Mbow, men of culture: Manu Di Bango and Alphadi, but also straightforward citizens or candidates for exile. What are the root causes of the malaise? Experts have answered the question… Without any doublespeak, all the control system mechanisms in Africa are exposed. If the neoliberal policies, after 50 years of independence, have not created happiness, would it not be a good idea to consider the idea of Pan-Africanism and turn African unity into reality. Didier Awadi travelled across the continent with a camera in his hand in the search for personal opinions and explanations… The film has a really good pace… the content is dense… the style is explicit. A genuine investigation which was carried out between 2006 and 2010.
This film is intended for Africans so that they understand the origins of their ills. It is also intended for the western world for it to have a fair view of the situation and not only the hunter's point of view.

A film by Didier Awadi

produced by/Produit par : Studio Sankara (Sénégal / Senegal)

Documentary 2011 - 1h12 mn - Color - Digital - French, English, Spanish

Directional debut


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