CaterpillarsMakongoby Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino
In Makongo, the Central African director Elvis Sabin Ngaibino tells the story of Albert and André, two young Aka Pygmies from Mongoumba. Ridiculed at school, they respond by working to combat illiteracy in their community. To tackle the problem of exclusion, they try to set up a mobile school, funding their efforts by selling makongo - an edible caterpillar much prized by Central Africans - on the market rather than asking the authorities or NGOs for help. As they plunge into the bush and the forest in search of the caterpillars, Albert and André talk about their culinary traditions and commerce in Bangui.
- nationalityCentral African Republic
- running time1h12
- rights end26/11/2026
- director's countryCentral African Republic
- filmed inCentral African Republic
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