Tchoua-tchoua, Survival Strategy

Filmmaker: Layio Robi

Year of production: 2018
Location: Cameroon
Duration:  25 minutes
Sound: mono
Language: French, Shuwa Arabic, Kotoko, Musgum
Subtitles: English

“Tchoua-tchoua”= transaction, in Hausa language; to fend yourself. Portrait of Ali Moulla Koufaïni in his activities at the dry fish market, as head of the family and as youth leader in the locality of Blangoua, on Lake Chad. Metaphor for the resilience of young people to the security crisis caused by Boko Haram.

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Copyright: 2020  Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø



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