They are under twenty but are governed by old people. In Cameroon fossilized gerontocrats are stifling yound people and have been excluding them from the system quite a long time. A highly subversive artist has shouldered the role of these young people’s spokesman. Valsero sings and raps about social discontent which has spiced up his texts without moderation several years. This musical film voices those who dare provoke global change.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Laurène Lepeytre is a young French film director. She is 33- years-old. She started working as an independent documentaries maker in 2007.
After studying journalism and working into French media in Paris, she refused the way her colleagues were treating information : always the same negative clichés about the rest of the World. She travelled in Africa and Arabic World and decided to testify about the other reality she saw with her own eyes.
In 2007, she went to Tanzania to show a positive initiative in a Maasaï village : some women started to stop female circumcision and replaced it with an alternative rite of passage.
In 2011, Laurène have stayed in Uganda for 9 months. During that time, she noticed that technology and tradition were trying to dialoguing together, at the occasion of the building of a dam on the Nile River, were spirits were living.
The same year, she went in Egypt, were she has been leaving for one year in 2006, to testify about the relationship between Christians and Muslims after the Revolution. The French media only show problems between the two communities and Laurène wanted to propose to her people to see differently.