Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Sènan is a doctor who lives and works in Paris. A call from her mother forces her to return to Benin to protect her community from a devastating epidemic. The villagers believe that the cause of the disease is a curse and ask Sènan to recover "Minonnan", a sacred statuette carried away during a colonial expedition, since its return would promote abundance and health. Then begins a great adventure in which myths, beliefs and thirst for justice are intermingled.

A film by Félicien M. ASSOGBA

Benin, fiction

Producer's note
Africa is rich in its culture and values. As soon as this project was presented to me, instantly I loved it because it highlights the realities of the continent. This is not an anti-colonial film, but it is critical and deals with crucial values for the influence of Africa. We want to make an original, beautiful, strong and committed film; and we hope that it will be seen by the widest possible audience. We stand for an Africa proud of its sons and these latter proud of their roots.

Producer: Frédy Boris AGBLO / Benin


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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