• Okuta
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 60 (in minutes)

The natural beauty of our environment offers magical precepts from which the human race draws its inspiration, hope and source of life. Dassa, a Beninese city in the heart of 41 hills, to whoever visits, is a majestic image of ‘‘OKUTO'', or stone. The sensibility of the artist using stone as a raw material provides us a new perspective, magnifying the work of nature. Culturally attached to the hills of the region, the Idassha people maintain a strong and scared tie to the stone through myth and legend.

A film by Ayéman ESSE

Benin, 2016, Documentary, 60 minutes, Idaasha / French

Director: Aymar Ayéman Essè
Scriptwriter: Aymar Ayéman Essè
Sound: Corneille Houssou
Cinematography: Alain Nounangnon, Marc Quenum
Editing: Koulinté Bayaminan


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