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Title:

LE POIDS DU SERMENT

Title German:DAS GEWICHT DES GELÜBDES
Title French:LE POIDS DU SERMENT
Country:Burkina Faso 2009
Format:DVD
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:87 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XII


Director :Sanou, Kollo Daniel
  
Cast:Cissoko, Fousseni
 Sombie, Bintou
 Zerbo. Mamadou
Production company:Les Films de Mogho



Storyline



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The "Dozos" are a community of hunters who command great respect and have spiritual influence far beyond Burkina Faso. Whoever wants to be accepted into their ranks has to undergo an initiation ceremony – like the two friends Sibiri and Nyama. But Sibiri loves Nyama`s wife. While hunting, he lures his friend into a trap and then declares him dead. However, Nyama survives, though loses his memory and with it the understanding of nature passed on to him by the Dozos. He ends up in a Protestant sect and one day returns to his village as a preacher.
The film points to the push of Christian fundamentalists into West Africa. According to the director, the continent of Africa "is centre stage for confrontations between traditional and revealed religions in the 21st century”.


Comment


Beim panafrikanischen Filmfestival FESPACO 2011 für den besten Schnitt ausgezeichnet, beim Festival Cinémasd’Afriquemit dem Preis der Jugendjury bedacht und gewann den Spielfilmwettbewerb beim Filmfestival Innsbruck.

The film won the award for best editing at the Pan-African Film Festival FESPACO 2011, was awarded the youth jury prize at the Festival Cinémasd`Afrique and won the feature film competition at the International Film Festival Innsbruck.

Le film a été récompensé au FESPACO 2011 (Festival Panafricain de Cinéma de Ouagadougou) en tant que meilleur montage, il a reçu le prix du jury jeune au festival Cinémas d’Afrique à Angers et a remporté le Grand prix du Festival international du film d’Innsbruck.