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The Carnival of Kwen

The Carnival of Kwen

A Short film by Fred Hilgemann

Produced by Ekla Production

Production year : 2009

    Synopsis

    Every two years, the farmers Gourounsi of Kwen, small village in Burkina Faso, organizes a harvest festival  which takes the strange form of a carnival. During three days and two nights, their world is transformed. Chosen by the elders, the most deserving young people, transformed into President of the Republic, Ministers of Justice, Security, and Agriculture, into King and Queen, invent a role play where they stage the power. This ceremony, which exists since the creation of the village in the forties, aims at facilitating the social integration by a celebration of the nourishing earth.

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Ekla Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Insomnia World Sales

    Subject

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Régis Ayache

    Co-producer :

    Pierre Watrin

    Sound Recordist :

    Pascal Bricard

    Music Composer :

    Wuzi

    Screenwriters :

    Marie-Anne Sorba, Jean-Marc Cazenave

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marc Cazenave

    Editor :

    Hélène Crouzillat

    Sound Mixer :

    Régis Saint-Estève

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Legend, Auteur documentary

    Themes :

    Politics, History, Ethnography

    Production language :

    French, African dialect

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2009

    Runtime :

    54 min 56 seconds

    Production formats :

    DV-CAM

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Rating restrictions :

    None