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Mboko ou l'enfant de la rue

Mboko ou l'enfant de la rue

A Short film by Blaise Pascal Tanguy

Produced by Patou Films International

Production year : 2011


    One morning, Ahmadou, a thirteen-year-old Cameroonian boy, arrives in Yaoundé, having taken the train from his home in the country's north. He meets up with other young people who, like him, are in search of a hypothetical happiness that most kids their age dream of. They are homeless, exposed to the weather, illness, pollution, and drugs, facing stresses of all kinds. They are forced to beg and work at odd jobs to survive, under the management of bosses who exploit them.

    In response to all of these problems, a helping hand is offered to them by local public and privately-run social rehabilitation and drop-in centers. Ironically, it is neither the comfortable beds provided by these centers nor their generous hot meals, nor is it these young people's concerns for finding a job in the future that preoccupy them—it is the dangerous, transient world of street life and the heightened appetite for risk that haunts the minds of all of the Mbokos.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Patou Films International

    Foreign production company :

    2PG Pictures


    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Jean Roke Patoudem

    Line Producer :

    Luc Gaston Bikai

    Director of photography :

    Séverine Walter

    Production Manager :

    Luc Gaston Tedongap

    Continuity supervisor :

    Clarys Erika Nkangot Assema

    Sound mixer :

    Photine Carpentier

    Assistant Director :

    Ervy Ken Patoudem

    Foreign Producer :

    Blaise Pascal Tanguy

    Sound recordist :

    Séverine Walter

    Editor :

    Photine Carpentier

    Music Composers :

    Christiane Mbazoa Ze, Joselito Fotso Deffo

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    Short film

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    France, Cameroon

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    Majority French (France, Cameroon)

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    Runtime :

    52 min

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