Jean-Marie Teno Productions

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The Colonial Misunderstanding - Le Malentendu Colonial
Le Malentendu Colonial/The Colonial Misunderstanding examines Christian evangelism as the forerunner of European colonialism in Africa, and as the ideological model North-South relationships. On the occasion of the centenary of the1904 German genocide of the Herero people, it notably considers…
Africa, I Will Fleece You - Afrique, Je te Plumerai
Thirty years after Africa's 1960s independence movements, a generation of Africans inspired by the end of the Cold War, the fall of Berlin Wall and the dramatic political changes around the world set out to break away from the past,…
Clando (Clandestine)
Proud and determined, the hunter set out, leaving behind his village ravaged by a terrible drought. All the villagers came out to wish him well, and everyone gave what he could: an egg, a handful of peanuts or a few…
A Trip to the Country
A voyage in search of the illusion of modernity, which haunts Cameroonian society. A Trip to the Country questions, sometimes ironically, the notion of development associated in Africa with a "tropical modernity" which can be summarized as follows: Everything from…
Leaf in the Wind
Breaking the silences that help perpetuate collective and personal trauma, LEAF IN THE WIND reclaims forgotten chapters of Cameroonian colonial and post-colonial history and the broken lives and untold stories behind it. Executed in 1971 by the Cameroonian authorities, freedom…
Sacred Places
In this documentary, African film director Jean-Marie Teno compares expressions of popular culture in a poor district of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. Sacred Places is a portrait of two people: Bouba, the owner of a cine-club that screens…
Alex's Wedding
Chronicle of a rather particular afternoon during which the lives of three people change dramatically: Alex, the husband, goes to his in-laws' to bring home his second wife. Elise, Alex's childhood sweetheart and first wife, accompanies him--as she must, according…
Chief!
Chief! is a documentary chronicle of the trials and tribulations of daily life under dictatorship. In December, 1997, I was witness to several troubling events in Cameroon: a child thief's near lynching by the angry mob in my village; my…