A Trip to the Country


Jean-Marie Téno / Cameroon / 2000 / 75mins / Documentary / Bamileke and French


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With irony and humor, this film questions the validity of development discourse which deems all things European to be modern and all things African to be archaic. Retracing the travels of his youth, the director documents his own voyage from Yaounde, the capital, to his village, Bandjoun. Along the way, he meets ordinary people and listens to their hopes, disappointments, and frustrations. It is a thoughtful meditation on the very definition of modernity of the African descent. About Jean-Marie Téno