TINSELWOOD

A film by Marie Voignier

Deep in South-East Cameroon, the great primary tropical forest shelters a territory for which colonial powers fought, exploiting through forced labor the prodigious resources of nature. At the heart of this region, the people are now mobilized around an economy of survival — the consequence of this history. In this context, landscapes form the most powerful monuments.

with

  • Trapper Junior Lombano
  • Sand Worker Farrel Mpesil Marcial Souata
  • Shopkeeper and cacao planter Noël Pial
  • Sorcerer Pierre Bakandja Jasmin Sameleu
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  • Head of logging operations Ajavon
  • Assistant logging operations Samuel Medjissa
  • Help logging operations Wylfried Namoudjou
  • Logging operator Oumarou Garba
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  • Cacao planter Hermine Yendjé
  • Cacao farm worker Michel Ambadjé Franck Bemebouom Jean Hermann Martin Kobolo David Lalé Mitterrand Touambot
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  • Gold prospector Simplice Tsigonang Franck Bemebouom
  • Clients at bar Franck Bemebouom Désiré Bouh Christian Ngalla Simplice Tsigonang Hermine Yendjé
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  • Photography : Thomas Favel
  • sound : Marianne Roussy
  • Assistant director : Noël Pial
  • Editing: Marie Voignier
  • Mixage : Thomas Fourel
  • Color grading : Yannig Willmann
  • Press : Florence Alexandre

partenership

  • Coproduction Kopa House and joon films
  • With support du Fond d'Aide à l'Innovation du CNC
  • and commission mécénat de la Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques
  • Distribution par Vendredi

news

  • FIRST LOOK January 5–15 2018, at Museum of the Moving Image, en présence de Marie Voignier
  • Selected at Internationale Competition FID Marseille

projections and selections in Festivals

  • Sélections du film en festivals
  • FESTIVAL JEAN ROUCH , Paris, projection le 12 Novembre à 15H00 au Musée de l'Homme, en présence de Marie Voignier.
  • MOVIMENTA, Festival biennal, Nice, 2017
  • VIENNALE, Vienna International Film festival, 2017
  • FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA MONTREAL, 2017
  • ETATS GENERAUX DU FILM DOCUMENTAIRE, Lussas, 2017
  • FID MARSEILLE, Compétition Internationale, Mention Spéciale Prix Georges de Beauregard international, 2017
  • BERLINALE, FORUM, Berlin, 2017

awards

  • SPECIAL MENTION GEORGES DE BEAUREGARD INTERNATIONAL PRIZE International Competition at FID Marseille