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
Starting on Mauritius Day, March 12, 2013, AfricaFilms.tv showcases the best emerging film talents of the most surprising island in Africa. 19 shots, 2 animation films and one documentary... In cooperation with Porteurs d'Images, association for the promotion of Mauritian culture.