Cows are Better than Money

Filmmaker:  Abdoullahi Baba

Year of production: 2003
Location: Djoundé –Cameroon
Duration: 35 minutes
Sound: mono
English Subtitles

The film brings us to the area of Djoundé, to one of numerous small villages in Northern Cameroon. We get in touch with Habibou and his everyday realities, struggling with his family to mak a living after having abandoned their nomadic way of life in exchange for sedentarization.
For Habibou and his people, breeding cows is no longer their only concern. Farming, power, religious knowledge, the impact of the railway on their lives… all these sircumstances are part of their new reality.
Becoming sedentarized is not as easy as it may seem.

Copyright: 2003  Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø

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