RASTA VILLAGE

By Donald LOBIA, Guy Serge DEGNAN

ZE MONKIZ TRIBE PRODUCTION - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Family, Musical
    • Countries
    • IVORY COAST
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 30 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Donald LOBIA, Guy Serge DEGNAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jérôme JOURLAIT (Ze Monkiz Tribe Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Next to the city of Port Boué in Ivory Coast exists a Rasta community grouped in a village self proclaimed RASTA VILLAGE.
      The two young Ivorian directors Guy Serge Degnan and Donald Lobia walk spontaneously in the streets with their cameraman and meet
      charismatic figures such as the singer Ras Goody Brown or the band Kpotcha Family.
      More than a documentary about the Rasta community lifestyle (self sustaining model
      may be voluntarily forgotten) and more than a panorama about the reggae movement in Ivory Coast,
      this film evidences a real philosophy based on Love of each other, respect of the surrounding
      and shows with a mix of pride an humility the willingness of a forgotten community to get out
      of its living condition in the ghetto (despite its little resources), only place given in a
      society were corruption is rule and money is king.
      An exclusive document as no camera has ever entered this village before.
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