Boubé of the Fulani
Boubé and his Fulani tribe prepare for the seasonal migration with his tribe, an adventure that has sparked conflict over the recent years as water and grazing shrinks due to climate change. He has a plan to approach the tensions differently this time, in the hopes of finding a new way to co-exist.
In the hills of central Benin, a mass migration of cattle and Fulani herders is observed during the dry season, which has become very harsh in recent years due to climate change. The migratory period is approaching. Boubé, a young man in his thirties, descendent from a line of Fulani herders accustomed to transhumance, knows that it could be perilous for him and some of the men in his clan because of the conflicts that arise each season between the Fulani herders and the farmers over the sharing of water and space. This year again, the Fulani herders are preparing for the moving of their livestock, but this time, Boubé has an idea in mind: to try to find a lasting solution to the problem as he knows that the farmers are waiting with weapons in hand.
Félicien Assogba is a Beninese filmmaker with more than ten years of experience in the audiovisual world of his country. He has worked on various film productions. He turned to cinema in 2014 and since then, travels the world to perfect his art. Félicien is also the main manager of the Ciné Sud Ensemble network.
Arnold Setohou is a young Beninese filmmaker with a degree in Accounting, Business Management and a Master’s degree in Audiovisual and Film Production Management. Since 2010, he has participated in the production of several short and feature-length fiction and documentary films. He has worked as a production manager, stage manager and producer on national and international productions. Among others, two co- productions with Cinekap by Oumar Sall in Senegal, ADU by lkiru films presented by Paramount Picture (Spain) and the short documentary film Mothers of which he is the producer. Arnold wants to be among the dynamic actors of film production in Benin and Africa.
Don Edkins is a South African documentary filmmaker and producer based in Cape
Town. He has produced documentary film projects that have been broadcast around
the world, such as Steps for the Future, Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? earning
multiple international awards, including an Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side, and the
Special Teddy Award at the 63rd Berlinale for Steps for the Future. The Peabody
awarded Why Poverty? Project, with documentary films from 21 countries, was
screened globally by 70 broadcasters. He is Executive Producer of AfriDocs, a free-to-
view VOD platform and broadcast strand across Africa that screens the best African
and international documentary films. He is currently producing a new documentary film
project with African filmmakers across the continent, Generation Africa, around the
theme of migration. He is a mentor for the Berlinale Talents, Durban FilmMart, and
Docs by the Sea in Indonesia, and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tiny Mungwe is a documentary film and arts producer. She currently works at STEPS
(Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects) where she produces Generation
Africa, a pan-African anthology of 25 documentary films from 16 countries in Africa, on
the topic of migration. Mungwe’s films include Akekho uGogo, a 48 minute
documentary about urban youth culture, which screened at several festivals including
the Durban International Film Festival, Apollo Film Festival and DOKANEMA Festival.
Her short film script Evelyn was selected for the National Film and Video Foundation
(NFVF) Women Filmmaker Project and she directed another short film in the program,
Daddy’s Boy. She has written for some of the highest rating South African television
dramas such as Muvhango and Matatiele, and was one of the directors on the series
Uzalo. For several years she worked as a festival organizer and programmer for four
international festivals, namely Time of the Writer, the Durban International Film
Festival, Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival and Poetry Africa. During that time she also worked on the program for Durban FilmMart (the co-production market of the festival) and Talents Durban (a career development program for emerging African filmmakers in partnership with Berlinale Talents). She continues to work as a program curation associate for the Durban FilmMart. She also programmed and curated the city of Durban’s inaugural book and art fair, ARTiculate Africa.