Sacred Places

Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature

In "Lieux Saints / Sacred Places"; Jean-Marie Teno uses the stories of two men in Ouagadougou-Jules Cesar, a drum-maker, and Bouba, a struggling video club proprietor-to examine the larger issues of contemporary African film production and distribution. Echoing Sembene, he asks, "Does today's African cinema serve as the conscience of the people?"

Photographed by Crystel Fournier
Edited by Christiane Badgley

FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS

2009 | Festival du film Francophone de Tübingen | TÜBINGEN-STUTTGART, Germany
* Filme aus Afrika (Films d'Afrique)

2009 | Fespaco | OUAGA, Burkina Faso
* Documentary Competition

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regie: Jean-Marie Teno | Kamerun/F 2009 | 70 min | OmeU

Bouba hat im Viertel St. Leon in Ouagadougou einen Videoclub gegründet, in dem er Filme für Kinder und Familien, aber auch Actionfilme zeigt. Jules César ruft mit seiner Djèmbe die Leute zusammen, um das abendliche Filmprogramm anzukündigen. Auch die Muslime des Viertels treffen sich hier zum Gebet.

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