Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère Queen mother

CLOSED MDVD /7526 Available
Full title: Si-Gueriki, la reine-mère [videorecording] = Queen mother / California Newsreel presents ; un film de Idrissou Mora Kpaï ; ecrit par Idrissou Mora Kpaï ; produit par Jean-Marie Teno ; une production Les Films Raphia.
Alternative titles: Queen mother
Other authors: Mora Kpaï, Idrissou.
Téno, Jean-Marie.
Format: DVD           

Summary: Documentary intended as a tribute to the filmmaker's late father, a member of the nobility of the Borgu people of northern Benin. In the course of his investigations, director Idrissou Mora Kpai discovers the lives of his mother and sisters which had previously been invisible to him and decides to make a film about them instead. Mora Kpai's ignorance of women's lives results from Borgu Child-rearing practices. Boys are removed from their mothers at an early age and spend all their time with the men of the tribe.
Other authors: Mora Kpaï, Idrissou., Téno, Jean-Marie.
Language: Multiple
Published: [California] : California Newsreel, 2003.
Classmark: MDVD /7526
Production Credits: Co-producers, Carl Ludwig Rettinger, Arouna Sacca Mora Kpaï; photography, Alexandra Kordes; music, Marianne Entat.