THE PROMISE OF THE BIRAM
by Allamine Hader Kora

Femmes, entièrement femmes

SUMMARY

The Biram is a traditional musical instrument to which the Boudouma people, bordering Lake Chad threatened with extinction, assign sacred powers. Malam Maman Barka is the last master who holds the mystery and the artistic secret that surrounds the Biram. In his quest for a new disciple, I accompany him in order to know the legends that surround the instrument that makes to dance the waters of the lake and attracts fishes.

Documentary, 66', 2016, Chad/France
Author & Director: Allamine Kader Kora
Cinematographer: Anicet Bayamina
Sound: Ousmane El Hadj Ousseini
Editing & color correction: Jean-François Hautin
Sound editing: Mickael Brival
Coproduction: Toumaï Productions Films, Ubiznews TV

Associated Producteur: Maggia Images - Niger

With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), the Procirep - Société des Producteurs, the Angoa, and the Africadoc - collection “Lumière d'Afrique”

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FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS AND OTHER BROADCASTS
  • First hand to the French Institute of N'djamena, Tchad, November 19th, 2017
  • Festival Escales documentaires de Libreville, Gabon, from November 28th to December 2sd, 2017
  • Festival Vision documentaire, closing evening, French Institute of N'djamena, December 16th, 2017
  • Festival des Identités Culturelles, Ouagadougou - Burkina-Faso, November 4th to 10th, 2018
  • Africa Cinema Festival, Lausanne - Switzerland, drom August 22sd to 25th, 2019