DAHOMEY

A film by Mati Diop

French Distribution • International Sales

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DAHOMEY

A film by Mati Diop

With
Speakers at the Abomey-Calavi University: IMELDA BATAMOUSSI, DIANE CAKPO, CHAMELIE DOGNON, MORIAS AGBESSI, GILBERT GODOVO, GILDAS ADANNOU, JOSEA GUEDJE, GAËL DAAVO, ROSE OUEMEHO, HABIB AHANDESSI, MARYLINE AGBOSSI, DIDIER SEDOHA NASSANGADE, RAÏMI BASSITOU NOUATIN, JOËL TCHOGBE, EDAH GONTRAN, DONALD GBOSSA, YVON KOSSOU-YOVO, DONALD GBOSSA, EDAH GONTRAN, MESSI BOCO, ODILON GBENONTIN, KEVIN DA-SILVA, DOWOTI DESIR, MICHELINE AYINON, BICAREL GNIKPO, NADIA VIHOUTOU KPONADOU The team of curators and exhibition managers: CALIXTE BIAH, ABDOULAYE IMOROU, PAUL TIMOTHEE DOTO, JULES BOCCO, RICHARD J. V. SOGAN, DIDIER DONATIEN ALIHONOU and exhibition curator ALAIN GODONOUand the students from INMAAC (2019 - 2020 year group)

French Distribution • International Sales

Releases
French Release on 25-09-2024

Genre
Documentary

Synopsis
November, 2021. Twenty-six royal treasures of the Kingdom of Dahomey are about to leave Paris to return to their country of origin, the present-day Republic of Benin. Along with thousands of others, these artifacts were plundered by French colonial troops in 1892. But what attitude to adopt to these ancestors’ homecoming in a country that had to forge ahead in their absence? While the soul of the artifacts is freed, debate rages among students of the University of Abomey-Calavi.

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Information

Producers: EVE ROBIN, JUDITH LOU LEVY, MATI DIOP
France Distribution: Les Films du Losange
International Sales: Les Films du Losange

Nationalities: Bénin, Sénégal, France

Script: MATI DIOP
Photographer: JOSÉPHINE DROUIN VIALLARD
Editing: GABRIEL GONZALEZ
Sound: NICOLAS BECKER, CORNEILLE HOUSSOU, CYRIL HOLTZ
Music: DEAN BLUNT, WALLY BADAROU

Duration: 1H08
Image Format: 1.85
Sound Format: 5.1
Production Year: 2024