Camera d'Afrique
Camera d'Afrique

Camera d'Afrique

A film by Férid Boughedir
World premiere date: Un Certain Regard - Cannes 1983
French release date: February 5, 1983

After several decades of colonial cinema using Africa as an exotic setting – often denying humanity and dignity to its people – and 70 years after the invention of the cinema, freshly independent Africans take hold at long last of that movie-camera which had been forbidden to them for so long. Despite a total lack of means and infrastructures, and filming against all odds, using by chance any African or foreign support, they try to show African reality in its variegated forms, as it is seen at last through African eyes. Using large extracts of the main early films, interventions of filmakers, and some rare old footage CAMERA D’AFRIQUE, the result of a personal shooting that took place over ten years, recalls the early 20 years of those new “author films”, created in Sub-Saharan Africa, which bear witness to an amazing thirst for showing and expressing themselves, never extinguished to this day.

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Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival
1983
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— director
Férid Boughedir
— producers
Ferid Boughedir CINARES (Tunisia), MARSA FILMS (Paris)
— duration
98 min
— release date france
February 5, 1983
— nationality
Tunisia / France
— screenplay
Férid Boughedir
— genre
Documentary
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— cinematographer
Sékou Ouedraogo, Charly Meunier
— sound
Abdelkader Alouani, Alain Garnier
— editing
Andrée Davanture
— music
from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso
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