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AIM: Un pas en avant, les dessous de la corruption (One Step Forward: The Inside of Corruption) – UK Premiere – Closing Screening
06/11/2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
6 November 2011 – 8:00pm
Benin · Sylvestre Amoussou · Benin 2010 · 1h45m · 35mm · French with English Subtitles · 15 · Feature
Venue: Filmhouse Cinema 1
Watch on Ethical TV: Video 1
A small merchant disappears, his brother, a grocer, goes looking for him and – what a surprise! – stumbles upon a scheme to divert Humanitarian Aid. Someone is benefiting from this, but who? And what is a small merchant doing in the middle of all this? An investigation, happenstance, suspense, pursuit and murder follow. But beneath the drama, comedy and delightful performance of the lead actor, the serious questions remain: why are the people with the greatest need passively willing to see an important part of the international relief aid disappear? Why does no official seriously make a stand against this state of affairs? And more generally, why do so many Africans turn their backs on politics, when politics are so crucial to their lives?
This entertaining but relevant film won actor-director Sylvestre Amoussou (who also directed Africa Paradis, screened to wide acclaim at Africa in Motion 2007) an award for best actor at the 2011 FESPACO Film Festival.
The closing screening of Africa in Motion 2011 will be preceded by screenings of the winners of the AiM Short Film Competition and Audience Choice Award. Join us for a celebratory drink and some African music in the bar afterwards.