We are Together
Filmmaker: Ascanio Varroni
Year of production: 2019
Duration: 33 minutes
Language: French, English, Kaba, Fulfulde
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