Elise, Alex’s childhood sweetheart and first wife, accompanies him—as she must, according to tradition. And Josephine, the young bride, leaves her parents to begin a new life...
From the preparations to the minister’s blessing, the wedding party to the awkward end of the festivities, the director films a polygamous marriage ceremony.
" I was concerned about respecting people’s choices and didn’t want to be accusatory. I positioned myself as an observer, capturing the reality of the event—the official speeches and traditional rituals, as well as the unspoken pain that was palpable throughout the evening. The film presents a ceremony ostensibly in celebration of love, but during which ‘duty’ and ‘submission’ were the preferred words."
Jean Marie Teno
Teno's films are available for download on AfricaFilms.tv except for North-American viewers; from USA and Canada you can order DVD's directly from www.jmteno.us
Brilliant at FESPACO, selected for the Golden Globes, the Senegalese cinema is back more than ever on the international scene. Recognizing this potential , the Senegalese government sets up a special fund to support the directors and producers. Deadline for submission of applications 31 January 2014 .
The continent will probably be represented in these two major ceremonies by Gris-Gris from Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Winter of discontent Ibrahim from El Batout (Egypt), Tey (Today / Today) from Alain Gomis (Senegal) and God's Horses (Horses of God) from Nabil Ayouch (Morocco).
Today, the world celebrate the Day of Children's Rights. For the occasion, find all our documentaries, animation and movies on children. Whether in South Africa, Senegal and Algeria, the subject of childhood is an inexhaustible source of inspiration.