Once upon a time in Ivory coast

  • Julien Suaudeau
  • Documentary
  • 2005
  • 52 min

When the Old Man passed away, four contenders went after his power : the Heir, the Adopted Son, the General and the Opponent. Based on the conflicting accounts of its key players, “Once Upon a Time in Ivory Coast” retraces the power struggle that has shaped the country’s contemporary history since the death of its founding-father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, in 1993. Step by step, with a touch of irony, the documentary uncovers a deep-seated plot against democracy that was bound to escalate into civil war.

  • Agat Films
  • Blanche Guichou
International seller Doc & Films International

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