Le silence de la foret

Il silenzio della foresta
by Bassek Ba Kobhio, Didier Ouenangare Fiction Repubblica Centrafricana, Camerun, Gabon 2003 93'

Based on the novel by Étienne Goyemidé, it is one of the first films speaking out in defence of the bushmen, victims of the racism of African people from the towns. After studying in Europe, Gonaba, a school inspector, decides to move to a Babingan pygmy's village to open a school there. He ends up by doubting his own convinctions and having to relate to a completely different vision of life. It represents a vivid reflection on respect between cultures and the western society's craving for power.The pygmies from the village of Akungu also took part in the film.


Repubblica Centrafricana, Camerun, Gabon

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24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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