The 25th edition of Carthage Film Festival will take place from 29 November to 6 December 2014

Official competition documentaries


Documentary - 55 minutes

Awards and prizes: Arab Premiere

Director: Jean-Marie Teno

Screenplay: Jean-Marie Teno

Cinematography: Jean-Marie Teno

Music: Ben’s Belinga

Editor: Jean-Marie Teno

Sound: Jean-Marie Teno

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Cast: Ernestine Ouandie


The silence and mystery surrounding the tragic events that took place between 1957 and 1971 in Cameroon perpetuate a suffering that often has dramatic consequences for the families on the victims of the independence struggle. Executed by the Cameroonian authorities in 1971, freedom fighter Ernest Ouandié left behind a daughter he never knew: Ernestine. Through her testimony, Leaf In The Wind looks into the repercussions of colonialism, leaving us with the question: is sacrifice the price of freedom?

Director's biography

Born in Cameroon, Teno arrived in France in 1978 and has been producing and directing social issue films on the colonial and post-colonial history of Africa. Lieux Saints 2009, Le Malentendu Colonial 2005 Vacances au Pays 2000, Chef ! 1999, Afrique, je te plumerai 1992, Hommage 1985.


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