290 Land is Food

Land is Food (290)

14:00, Thursday 02nd July, Theatre B

  • Director: Babette Koultchoumi (CAM)
  • Year: 2008
  • Run time: 43'
  • Format: DVCAM, PAL

“Land is Food” is a portrait of some farming people of Bipare village, situated in northern Cameroon near the border with Chad. The film features Ruth Sogsirba her husband Moussa Kallam and the midwife Elisabeth Tansouabe.

Recent changes to customary land tenure as well as population pressures have made access to land increasingly precarious especially for some Bipare women. The film focuses on the everyday life of female farmers of Bipare and the social changes they have to negotiate as common property and communal land management is replaced by individual tenure.

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