Next to a majestic forest, in the southeast of Cameroon, the inhabitants of a village survive with their prosaic activities, sheltered by their main heritage: nature.
AWARDS: Mention Spéciale Prix Georges de Beauregard. FID Marseille
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlinale/ Prix Marcel Duchamp. Centre Pompidou/ Espace Saint Michel/ Laxart/ FIRST LOOK Museum of the Moving Image/ FESTIVAL JEAN ROUCH Musée de l'Homme/ Docfilm Fest Hamburg/ Movimiento Festival Biennal/ Guandong Times Museum/ Viennale/ Festival Du Nouveau Cinema Montreal/ Etats Generaux Du Film Documentaire/ Fid Marseille
Tinselwood. The Portrait of a Village in Cameroon
Premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, in this film the video artist and filmmaker Marie Voignier makes a dreamy portrait of the inhabitants living in the vicinity of a majestic ancestral forest.
Faced with precariousness, the forest represents their main source of life but also an idea of resistance that remains with what so many years of colonization have left behind.