Caterpillars

Makongoby Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino
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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.

  • year
    2020
  • nationality
    Central African Republic
  • running time
    1h12
  • rights end
    26/11/2026
  • director's country
    Central African Republic
  • filmed in
    Central African Republic
  • colour
    Colour
  • producers
    Daniele Incalcaterra

Kit de ressources

  • 2media
  • 2technical resources

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