Adanggaman (2000)


Set in the late 17th century, on the Western coast of Africa, “Adangganan” is a provocative retelling of the African slave experience, based on facts. A rebellious young man, who refuses to marry his parents’ choice of a bride, flees his village one evening, only to return to find his father and girlfriend slain, his village destroyed and his mother captured by a tribe of Amazon warriors. His efforts to free his mother lead to the kingdom of Adanggaman, where captives are held before sale.

Director: Roger Gnoan M’Bala.
Writers: Jean-Marie Adiaffi, Bertin Akaffou, Roger Gnoan M’Bala, Christophe Pellet (adaptation).
Stars: Rasmané Ouédraogo, Albertine N’Guessan, Ziable Honoré Goore Bi, Bintou Bakayoko, Nicole Suzis Menyeng, Mireille Andrée Boti, Patrick Dijian Tie, Lou Nadège Blagone, Anastasie Tode Bohi, Didier Grandidier, Mylène-Perside Boti Kouame, Étienne Goheti Bi Gore, Zie Soro, Sie Lou Chantal, Sokpo Germaine, Bi Cécile.



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