Ladde salori, the impossible life in the bush

Filmmaker: Hamidou Hamidou

Year of production: 2020
Location: Cameroun
Duration:  36 minutes
Sound: mono
Language: Fulfulde, French
Subtitles: English and French

The film “Laddé Salori” the impossible life in the bush” portrays three Mbororo Fulani refugees’ brothers from the Central African Republic living in Meidougou, a small village in rural Cameroon. Due to violence and abduction by criminals throughout the bush areas in their region, they can no longer live their traditional pastoralists’ way of life. The days of freedom and wealth are over and their large herds have disappeared. Their cattle have been sold away to pay ransoms. The nomads had to flee and have been forced to settle. The film follows the three men’s everyday life struggle. They are obliged to start cultivating and to send their children to school. Adapting to a monetary economy in sedentary lifestyle is challenging and humiliating to them.

Copyright: 2020  Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø

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