Chief! (1999) (Cameroon: 1999)


Director: Jean-Marie Teno


Suzanne Kala-Lobe – Herself

Pius Njawe – Himself

Synopsis: During the month of December, 1997, I witnessed several troubling events in Cameroon: In my village a young boy was nearly lynched by a mob people’s justice in a lawless state. I went to a wedding and learned that, by law, the husband is the ruler of the family. A highly respected journalist was imprisoned without a trial for writing an article about the health of the president.

Articles and Reviews:

The Chief!, The New York Times, (newspaper)

Dennis Harvey, Review: Chief!, Variety, (magazine)