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Le silence de la fôret = The forest

Author: Bassek Ba KobhioDidier OuénangaréMarcel BeaulieuEriq EbouaneySonia ZembourouAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : California Newsreel, 2003.
Series: Library of African cinema.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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This first feature film from the Central African Republic tells a story of Gonaba, a 30-year-old, who returns to his country on completion of his studies in France. Disillusioned with the post-colonial elite who now rule the country, Gonaba dreams of improving the education and living standards of his people, where in the words of a cynical boatman, "In this country we have manioc for breakfast, manioc for lunch,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Etienne Goyémidé
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bassek Ba Kobhio; Didier Ouénangaré; Marcel Beaulieu; Eriq Ebouaney; Sonia Zembourou; Philippe Maury; Nadège Beausson-Diagne; Etienne Goyémidé; Films Terre Africaine.; Centre national du cinéma du Gabon.; Ecrans noirs (Organization); California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 55761851
Language Note: In Sango, Aka, and French with English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the book by Etienne Goyémidé.
Credits: Photography, Pierre-Olivier Larrieu ; editor, Joseph Licide ; music, Manu Dibango.
Cast: Eric Ebouaney, Sonia Zembourou, Philippe Maury, Nadège Beausson-Diagne.
Description: 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Library of African cinema.
Other Titles: Forest
Responsibility: Bassek ba Kobhio présente ; une production Les films terre africaine ; une coproduction Centre national du cinéma du Gabon, Ecrans noirs centrafrique, Les films terre africaine ; scénario, Didier Ouénangaré, Bassek ba Kobhio ; adaption et dialogues, Marcel Beaulieu, Bassek ba Kobhio ; produit par Bassek ba Kobhio ; un film de Didier Ouénangaré et Bassek ba Kobhio.
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This first feature film from the Central African Republic tells a story of Gonaba, a 30-year-old, who returns to his country on completion of his studies in France. Disillusioned with the post-colonial elite who now rule the country, Gonaba dreams of improving the education and living standards of his people, where in the words of a cynical boatman, "In this country we have manioc for breakfast, manioc for lunch, manioc for dinner, and a new set of ministers every month." He gives up his job and his love affair with a beautiful local bar owner to embark on a journey into the deep forest to live amongst the Pygmies. Gonaba's wish is to to empower the Pygmy community by teaching them to read and write. However, this experience reveals to him a complex and indomitable closed world of which he was not sufficiently equipped for. This film is the first to focus on the exploitation and racism between more modern Africans and an autochthonous people.

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