Jonathan Bolou – Innocent
Christelle Couaho – Sarah
Marie-Louise Asseu – Sarah’s Mother
Iannis Nolan N’Dry – Baby
Cyriac Gbogou – Neighbor
Rosine Ano – Servant
USAG Unit – Yann Patrick Konan, Yann Ahipeaud, Louisette N’Dry, Sidoine Troh
Delegated Producers: Antoine Djanman, Rosine Djanman
Co-Producer: Adama Konkobo
Executive Producer: Armand Breh
Story: Yehni Djidji, Siam Marley
Production: Siam Marley
Director of Photography: Siam Marley
Director: Siam Marley
Associate Producer: Siam Marley
Production Company: Making On
"Five Boxes of Milk" is an adaptation of a short story of the same name written by Yehni Djidji. It follows the story of a young family living in an Ivorian town during the 2011 election crisis. Innocent and his wife Sarah have just had a child but Sarah has not been able to breastfeed the baby since the bombing and constant shooting began. Innocent is a pious christian and does not want to steal food to feed the baby. However, one day he is forced to go out to look for five boxes of milk for Sarah and their child, risking his life and going against his Christian beliefs. While stealing powdered milk from a store with a group of other men, Innocent is shot at. He returns home with milk but collapses and dies from gunshot wounds while Sarah cries.
Ellerson, Beti. “FESPACO 2015 – Siam Marley: ‘Cinq boîtes de lait’/‘Five boxes of milk’”. African Women in Cinema Blog, http://africanwomenincinema.blogspot.ca/2015/02/fespaco-2015-siam-marley-cinq-boites-de.html. Accessed 8 April 2018.
Interview with Siam Marley:
Ellerson, Beti. “A Conversation with Siam Marley.” African Women in Cinema Blog, http://africanwomenincinema.blogspot.ca/2012/03/conversation-with-siam-marley.html.