Film Presentation: CHEZ LES FILS DU CAMÉLÉON / THE SONS OF THE CHAMELEON

Datum/Zeit
13.05.2018
18:00 Uhr - 21:00 Uhr


Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Robert-Havemann-Saal & Foyer
Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin/Germany
Film Presentation (Robert-Havemann-Saal)

Director: Dijana Sulić
Documentary, Color, 86 min.
Senegal 2013/Germany 2018
French and Bassari with English

Four Bassari students from Dakar revisit the land of their ancestors, deeply enclosed in the Savannah of eastern Senegal, 800 km from the capital. Through the animistic initiation rites of young Bassari boys, we discover a rich and complex millenary culture and a „naturally democratic“ society struggling to protect its ancient customs and simultaneously, to open up to the outer world. At the crossroads between the ethnic identity and the globalization, the tradition and the modernity, the animism and the Christianity, the destiny of this people, who call themselves „Sons of the Chameleon“, remains uncertain.