Gabon Film List

TitleLE SILENCE DE LA FORET  (2003)
Format: VHS
Language: Diaka, French and Sango with English subtitles.
Run Time:  93 min.
Description: In a fascinating twist on the old story of Westerners' encounters with 'exotic' African cultures, Le Silence de la Foret focuses instead on what happens when a European-educated African interacts with the mythic rainforest people incorrectly and pejoratively known as 'pygmies'. It is about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect the 'other'.
Genre: Drama

Title: DÔLÈ (2003)  
Format: VHS
Language: French with English subtitles.
Run Time:  80 Min.
Description: The action takes place in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. This is where Mougler and his friends Baby Lee, Joker, Akson and Bezingo, four fifteen-year-old boys, live. These boys have to fend for themselves, except for Mougler who lives with Maradou, his mother. The gang is tired of thieving and is full of dreams of more ambitious jobs. The opportunity is given to them with the extremely popular betting kiosks in Dôlè. The temptation is great, and so are the risks.
Genre: Drama

Title: Le grand blanc de Lambaréné = The great white man of Lambaréné (1994)  
Format: VHS
Language: French with English subtitles.
Run Time:  89 Min.
Description: A revisionist portrait of Albert Schweitzer's experience as a medical missionary in Gabon where his arrogance and view of Africans as primitive children prevented a meaningful cross-cultural encounter.
Genre: Drama TitleLE SILENCE DE LA FORET  (2003)
Format: VHS
Language: Diaka, French and Sango with English subtitles.
Run Time:  93 min.
Description: In a fascinating twist on the old story of Westerners' encounters with 'exotic' African cultures, Le Silence de la Foret focuses instead on what happens when a European-educated African interacts with the mythic rainforest people incorrectly and pejoratively known as 'pygmies'. It is about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect the 'other'.
Genre: Drama

Title: DÔLÈ (2003)  
Format: VHS
Language: French with English subtitles.
Run Time:  80 Min.
Description: The action takes place in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. This is where Mougler and his friends Baby Lee, Joker, Akson and Bezingo, four fifteen-year-old boys, live. These boys have to fend for themselves, except for Mougler who lives with Maradou, his mother. The gang is tired of thieving and is full of dreams of more ambitious jobs. The opportunity is given to them with the extremely popular betting kiosks in Dôlè. The temptation is great, and so are the risks.
Genre: Drama

Title: Le grand blanc de Lambaréné = The great white man of Lambaréné (1994)  
Format: VHS
Language: French with English subtitles.
Run Time:  89 Min.
Description: A revisionist portrait of Albert Schweitzer's experience as a medical missionary in Gabon where his arrogance and view of Africans as primitive children prevented a meaningful cross-cultural encounter.
Genre: Drama