Beyond the plains where Man was born

  • Beyond the plains where Man was born
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1976
Format : Feature
Running time : 100 (in minutes)

The reconstruction of the traumatic and courageous journey of a Masai boy from the remote plains to the city - a growth of consciousness.

Production: Armorial, Paris & Signfour Films, UK/Canada
Written and directed by MICHAEL RAEBURN
Camera: John Barnard
Editor: Edith Vergne
Distribution: International TV - Cinemas in France, Africa

London, Sydney and Melbourne
Cash prize - Centre National du Cinema, France.

* "Raeburn's film is thoughtful, lucid and admirably shot" Financial Times
* "Intriguing, unbiased" Daily Mail
* "Effective and perceptive, made by someone who knows Africa" Africa Magazine
* "Intensely seen and deeply thoughtful" Catholic Herald
* "Beautifully photographed and of great interest" London Weekly Diary
* "Attractive, unsentimental film by one who knows Africa" Doris Lessing
* "The best film I've seen on Africa" President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania


  • 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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