We are Together

Filmmaker: Ascanio Varroni

Year of production: 2019
Location: Cameroun
Duration: 33 minutes
Sound: mono
Language: French, English, Kaba, Fulfulde
English Subtitles

Jean Louis, a Central African living in the Cameroonian city of Ngaoundéré, is in search for a better life condition for him and his family. Ascanio is an Italian studying abroad, who is working to become a visual anthropologist. What will come out from this encounter, when they are both striving to achieve their aims?

The film is a reflexive account on how the object of the research, patron-client relations – so the practice of establishing relationships based on trust and mutual solidarity with more resourceful persons -, became impossible to disentangle from the researcher’s identity and subjective experience, once this was put into the same dynamics of togetherness that he was studying.

Copyright: 2019 Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø

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