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Title:Une feuille dans le vent = Leaf in the wind
Editors:Teno, Jean MarieISNI
Ouandié, Ernestine
City of publisher:Paris
Publisher:Les films du Raphia
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:national liberation movements
political history
personal narratives (form)
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
About person:Ernest Ouandie (-1971)ISNI
Abstract:Reflecting on the perpetuation of history's traumas, the director continues his ongoing project of documenting the impact of colonial and postcolonial politics on the lives of the people in his native Cameroon. In 2004, he met Ernestine Ouandié, the daughter of Ernest Ouandié, the leader of the independence movement UPC (Union des populations du Cameroun), who was executed by the Ahidjo government in 1971. Ernestine's mother was Ghanaian and she was born in Yaba, Nigeria. She never met her father. In this long interview, illustrated by archival photographs and drawings, the young woman tells him about her miserable childhood, then the quest for the truth about her father, who was rehabilitated in 1991, but in Cameroon people still don't talk about this period in their national history. 'Silence will bring us nowhere', Ernestine says, 'We don't know were we belong'. These are testimonial confessions, given that Ernestine chose to die in 2009. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]