Africa, I Will Fleece You

  • Afrique, je te plumerai !
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2002
Format : Feature
Running time : 88 (in minutes)

A mixture of cinematic nostalgia (young Teno falls in love with the movies by watching Indian melodramas), faux documentary, historical footage, polemic essay, even an hilarious yet politically searing cabaret act! Africa is "fleeced" by not only the former colonial powers but also the local bourgeoisie as Teno fuses present and past in this beautiful yet melancholy visual poem. An extremely personal meditation that offers its own often surprising solutions for what Teno describes as "our present-day quagmire."

Jean-Marie TENO, 1992, 88 minutes


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  • 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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