THE CROCODILES OF WANDAOGO FAMILY (Non-fiction Features)
2003 - Burkina Faso - Total Program: 92 minutes
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DIRECTOR: THE CROCODILES OF WANDAOGO FAMILY
CAST: Britta Wandaogo, Kaddi Wandaogo, Salif Wandaogo
Every winter, Britta, her Husband Salif and their daughter Kaddi make a pilgrimage to the family court, where sacrificial ceremonies at the Crocodile Lake are seen by the Elders as an integral part of their life. "The crocodiles, they are our ancestors", the elders say. The former life of kings has given way to more pragmatic obligations and, for this nuclear family from Cologne, the clash between strange and familiar each trip means more complications and impediments. Ultimately a tale of a modern family trying to navigate an ancient world, a European world where seeing means recognition and understanding automatically passes for knowledge. In Africa, that is a mistake. "A person alone cannot see far", says the village. AHSBritta Wandaogo was born in 1965 in Unna, Germany. She studied communication design and photojournalism at the University of Wuppertal from 1990 till 1995. In 1998 she graduated in documentary films at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
PRODUCER: Herbert Schwering
Preceded by the short
Director Berni Goldblat
Discover the strange phenomenon of illicit pharmacists on the streets of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso. Karim is 23 years old and permanently on the lookout for the police: His business is quite profitable.
SCREENWRITER: Britta Wandaogo
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Oliver Schwabe, Britta Wandaogo
EDITOR: Gesa Marten, Britta Wandaogo
MUSIC: Rahime Diallo
PRINT SOURCE: Icon Film