Le Prix de la Liberté (Cameroon: 1978)

Director

Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa

Cast list

Marie-Thérèse Badje
Bibi Kouo
Marthe Momha
Albert Mouangue
Madeleine Ndoum

Credits

Writing Credits: Jean-Pierre Dikongue-Pipa

Original Music: Manu Dibango

Cinematography: Étienne Carton de Grammont & Bernard Zitzermann

Production: Cameroun Spectacles

Synopsis

After refusing the sexual advances of her village chief and her father's authority, a young woman runs away from home and goes to town. There she meets several members of her family and tries to start her life from scratch. She enrolls at a high school and makes new friends. However, she realizes that social relations in town also depend on sexual favors and that around her everyone has given in to that practice. When she loses the only man she loved, the girl returns to her village, and in a fit of rage sets it in fire. (Marfilms)

Academic articles:

Ayari, Farida, and Paul Willemen. “Images Of Women.” African Experiences of Cinema. 181-
184. London, England: British Film Institute, 1996. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 7 Apr. 2014.