Forêt sacrée (La)

  • Forêt sacrée (La)
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2015
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

Martha Diomandé was circumcised when she was 8 years old in the "sacred forest". Daughter and granddaughter of excisers, she inherited the power of her ancestors and should naturally take the knife. But she decided to take the opposite, engaging in a fight to convince the women of her native village of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) to abandon this practice. A political and social struggle, but also intimate and familial.

A film by Camille Sarret

France, 2015, Documentary, 52 mn / HD / colour

Film Director : Camille Sarret
Scriptwriter: Camille Sarret
DoP: Sarah Blum
Sound: Maude Gallon
Editor: Denis Le Paven
Sound Editing and Mixing: Corinne Gigon

Vivement Lundi ! / TVR 35 Bretagne

In association with Rennes City

with the participation of CNC, Région Bretagne, Procirep and Angoa / Agicoa.

Broadcast: TVR 35 Bretagne


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