Ciambra
21 November 2017

THe TREE OF GHIBET

THe TREE OF GHIBET

original title:

THE TREE OF GHIBET

cast:

Corinne Cameny, André Bang, Olivier Ngoundé, Samyong Samy, i bambini di strada di Akwa-Douala/street children in Akwa-Douala

screenplay:

cinematography:

Kevin Atkinson

editing:

Antonietta Della Scala

producer:

Amedeo D'Adamo, Nevina Satta, Emanuela Zigiotto

production:

The Traveling Film School Project

country:

Italy/Cameroun/Usa

year:

2007

film run:

80'

format:

Digi Beta Pal/16mm - colour

festival & awards:

DJ, an eight-year-old child, is suddenly accused by his aunt of being possessed by devils and then abandoned on the hard streets of Douala, Cameroon. In order to survive he tries to join Ghibet’s gang of child prostitutes and street kids. The film features the kids as actors in a unique narrative combination of their stories and real life experience. It’s part of the project of The Traveling Film School, a group of filmmakers that travels the world teaching filmmaking and radical theatre.