THE SUFFERING IS A SCHOOL OF WISDOM
by Astrid Atodji

Femmes, entièrement femmes

SUMMARY

Since his arrival in Cameroon 40 years ago, my dad never returned to his native Benin. What would have prompted him to flee without leaving any trace, to abandon his family and this child he had in Benin the same year of his "exile", and from whom he never had news again? The reasons, I can not ignore them anymore. What(s) identities? Which origin(s)? It's not going back to the roots, but understanding my story ... the History.

Documentary, 55' et 72', 2014, Cameroon / Congo-Brazzaville / France
Author & Director: Ariane Astrid Atodji
Cinematographer: Jean-Baptiste Béis
Sound: Corneille Houssou, Antoine Mbesse
Editing: Lorenzo Mbiahou, Nicolas Emard
Color correction: Jean-François Hautin
Sound editing: François Serre
Executive Production: Faissol Gnonlonfin
Coproduction: Inzo Ya Bizizi, TV Rennes 35 Bretagne
AWARDS
  • Special award of the Jury, Luxor African Film Festival, Egypt, 2015
  • Award to the international documentary, Festival Écrans Noirs, Cameroon, 2015
  • Heshima du film documentaire, Festival de films de femmes Tazama, Congo-Brazaville, 2016
  • Mis Me Binga, Festival de films de femmes, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2014
  • Expériences du regard, États généraux du film documentaire, 2014
  • Festival Vision Documentaire, Institut français, Kinshasa, R.D. Congo, 2014
  • Film Africa Festival, Royal African Society, London, United Kingdom, 2014
  • Festival international du film d’Amiens, 2014
  • Festival du film documentaire de Saint-Louis, Senegal, 2014
  • Festival Afrique en docs, Lille, 2014
  • Festival des Bobines Sociales, Paris, 2015
  • Festival Panafricain du Cinéma de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2015
  • Rencontres Sobatè, Institut Français, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2015
  • Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas Documentaires, Paris, 2015
  • Festival Bénin Docs, Benin, 2015
  • Festival du film de famille, Saint-Ouen, 2015
  • Festival Regards sur le cinéma du monde, Paris, 2016
  • Filme Aus Afrika Festival, Cologne, Germany, 2016

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