Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2003
Heritage [real: Ladi Ladebo]
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Durée : 90 minutes
Type : fiction

Français

David, jeune chercheur métis arrive d’Angleterre pour étudier les trésors archéologiques du Nigeria à l’Université d’Ibadan. Il cherche à entrer en contact avec le vieux professeur Fatu, emprisonné à la suite d’un vol d’objets sacrés provenant du tombeau du héros yoruba Oduduwa. Le professeur Fatu refuse de livrer le lourd secret à cause duquel des trafiquants d’objets d’art ont réussi à le faire incarcérer en corrompant juges et policiers.

Réal : Ladi Ladebo

English

A METAPHOR FOR AFRICA’S IMPOVERISHMENT

An old Archaeologist is unjustly incarcerated on account of official suspicion that he knows about the disappearance of fictional sacred Oduduwa Bronze Chest which was surreptitiously retrieved by the Ifa -Cult when it was suspected that the entire epochal archaeological treasure would be smuggled out of the country and sold off. A foreign doctoral student who insists on meeting the old Archaeologist in prison; unknown to the Archaeologist, may in fact be his biological son. The fruitful meeting between the two, although traumatic, also brings some new interests in the search for Oduduwa Sacred Satchel one of the sacred items sent out for authentication, which miraculously disappeared overseas. The young doctoral student becomes the focus of attention of the smuggling syndicate, still determined to get their hands on both the fictional Sacred Satchel and the Oduduwa Bronze Chest.

This sensitization feature length film was inspired by the rampant smuggling of artefacts from Africa with evident connivance by African elite; an activity which began to rival the much more dreaded drug trade in especially West Africa.

Super 16mm Colour/90mins © 2003 Release on DVD

Featuring:
Femi Fatoba
Kunle Bamtefa
Anthony Ofoegbu
Wale Ojo. Bimbo Akintola

Cinematographer: Armand Marco, AFC
Sound By: Peter Hodges, AMPS
Music: Heritage Collective
Producer: Irene Kehinde Ladebo
Writer/Director: Ladi Ladebo


COMMONWEALTH FILM FESTIVAL-Manchester/UK 2004

ELEFEST FILM FESTIVAL-London/UK 2004

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