Cote d’Ivoiere

Timité Bassori – Sur la dune de la solitude AKA On the Dune of Solitude (1964)

Suggested by Mama Watta, a legendary water goddess who seduces men into captivity, the film depicts the symbolic encounter of a man and a woman one night on the beach. The two share dreams on the sand but with daylight comes disorientation and death. Read More »

Roger Gnoan M’Bala – Bouka (1988)

Bouka is a gifted young teenager. He lives with his parents in a village and forms with them a solid family. His father gives him a traditional education close to the nature. Unfortunately this happiness will be troubled by the brutal death of the father…
Remained widow Bouka’s mother will suffer the consequences of a relentless traditional principle. She becomes the new wife of the nephew of her late husband, Bouka doesn’t accepts this new condition of her mother. He suspects his stepfather to be involved in his father’s death. He stops to go to school and organizes a gang in the forest.
In this tormented atmosphere, he develops a mortal hate towards its new “father”… Read More »

Roger Gnoan M’Bala – Adanggaman (2000)

In West Africa during the late 17th century, King Adanggaman leads a war against his neighboring tribes, ordering his soldiers to torch enemy villages, kill the elderly and capture the healthy tribesmen to sell to the European slave traders. When his village falls prey to one of Adanggaman’s attacks, Ossei manages to escape, but his family is murdered except for his captured mother. Chasing after the soldiers in an effort to free her, Ossei is befriended by a fierce warrior named Naka. Read More »