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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


    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 (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Ekla Production

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Régis Ayache

    Screenwriters :

    Marie-Anne Sorba, Jean-Marc Cazenave

    Director of Photography :

    Jean-Marc Cazenave

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    Sound Recordist :

    Pascal Bricard

    Co-producer :

    Pierre Watrin

    Editor :

    Hélène Crouzillat

    Sound Mixer :

    Régis Saint-Estève

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Legend, Auteur documentary

    Themes :

    Politics, History, Ethnography

    Production language :

    French, African dialect

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    54 min 56 seconds

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