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Gabon, 2008
52 min
A portrait of Gabon, afar from usual clichés about Africa. A focus on the controversy surrounding Gabonese wood, a goldmine for the industry, but a ritual treasure for the poorest populations.
Gabonese people in their everyday life in the city and in the bush, filmed by an Iranian director afar from the usual clichés about Africa. The title refers to the plundering of the forests, cynically devastated by industrial exploitation while these trees are sacred for “the people who eat wood”, a tribe that respects their traditional rites and for whom wood holds a special place.

A portrait of this Equatorial African country that is immensely rich in natural resources while most of its population stays extremely poor.