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Title:

BIKUTSI WATER BLUES

Title French:L’EAU DE MISÈRE
Country:Kamerun 1988
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:93 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III


Director :Teno, Jean-Marie
Screenplay:Teno, Jean-Marie
Cinematography:Guérin, Joseph
 Iya, Ousmane
Editing:Serra, Noun
Music:Zanzibar et Les Têtes Brûlées
Sound:Huet, Yves
  
Cast:Endene, David
 Mindja, Essindi
 Tuene, Tadie
Producer:Teno, Jean-Marie
Production company:Les Films du Raphia



Storyline



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The Bikutsi is a traditional rhythm of Cameroon`s southern forest region.

Moses, a 13 year old boy, lives in a poor neighborhood in the city of Mbalmayo. At school, his teacher often invites professionals to come talk about their work. This is how Moses meets a radio broadcaster, a health worker and a famous musician, Zanzibar, lead guitarist with the group "Les Tetes Brulees". With them, Moses and classmates learn about living conditions beyond their neighborhood. They discover that throughout the country people struggle to find clean drinking water. In Cameroon, where water is plentiful, contaminated drinking water is nonetheless responsible for the majority of illnesses. (Africultures)