• Matopos - Une histoire africaine
Genre : Musical
Type : Animation
Original title : African Story (The) /
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Short
Running time : 12 (in minutes)

In einem afrikanischen Dorf lebt ein Junge, der bei einem Sturm erblindet. Eine weise Frau schenkt ihm eine Flöte und hilft ihm so, seine Ängste zu überwinden. Auch die Dorfbewohner lassen sich durch den Klang der Flöte verzaubern.

regie: Stéphanie Machuret F 2006 12 min OmeU

In a small african village, a young blind man, victim of a storm, is assisted by a wise old woman to overcome his fears. With the help of a magical strength within him and the melody from his flute, he drives out the fears of the villagers thus offering a different perception of the natural elements.

Stéphanie Machuret / France / 2006 / Animation / 12'00 / 35 mm
Director : Stéphanie Machuret
Script Writer : Stéphanie Machuret
Special effects : Stéphanie Machuret, Alexandre Dubosc
Animation : Anthony Ménard, Eric Castaing, Raphaël Lev
Photographer Director : Marc Boyer
Décor : Annie Finet
Editing : Emmanuelle Zelez
Music Compositor : Nawal Mlanao
Sound designer : Frédéric Lelouet
Sound Editing / mix : Adam Wolny

In June 2004 the project was selected for the "Lauréat du concours de projets" at the International Short Animated Film Festival in Annecy France where it received the Arte (local television channel) award.

In August 2004 Stephanie chose,''Sacrebleu Productions'' to produce the film. They were chosen specifically for their professionalism, involvement and respect for the creativity and imagination of the artist.


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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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