- Robert Liensol
- Théo Légitimus
- Gabriel Glissand
- Greg Germain
- Mabousso Lô
- Alfred Panou
- Ambroise M'Bia
- Akonio Dolo
- Georges Hilarion
- Les Black Echoes
- Jean Edmond
|Written and directed by||Med Hondo|
|Cinematography||François Catonné, Jean-Claude Rahaga|
|Editing||Michèle Masnier, Clément Menuet|
|Sound||Jean Paul Loublier, Yves Allard, Alain Contreau|
|Production Design||Med Hondo|
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in collaboration with Med Hondo. Restoration funded by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project.
This restoration is part of the African Film Heritage Project, an initiative created by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers and UNESCO--in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna--to help locate, restore, and disseminate 50 African films with historic, artistic, and cultural significance.
Born in Atar, Mauritania in 1936. At the end of the 1950s, he emigrated to France, founding a theatre group in Paris and turning to film. In the mid-1960s, he began shooting his first feature film Soleil Ô which attracted international attention. In his subsequent films, Hondo addressed the history of the African continent and its diaspora. He died in Paris in 2019.
1969 Balade aux sources (Ballad to the Springs); 25 min. · Partout ou peut-être nulle part (Everywhere, or Maybe Nowhere); 30 min. 1973 Les Bicots-nègres, vos voisins (Arabs and Niggers, Your Neighbours); 190 min. 1977 Nous aurons toute la mort pour dormer; 160 min. 1979 West Indies, ou les nègres marrons de la liberté (West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty); 110 min. 1986 Sarraounia; 120 min., Forum 1987 1994 Lumière noire (Black Light); 104 min. 1998 Watani, un monde sans mal; 78 min. 2004 Fatima, l’Algérienne de Dakar (Fatima, the Algerian Woman of Dakar); 89 min.
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020