A Message from Oku - At Films

A MESSAGE FROM OKU

1 min 40 sec

Synopsis

A terse testimony from the mask carver, Ban La Nying, of Oku. I met Ban La and his fellow carvers a few years before, while shooting Kumbo Kola. We came to visit him again during this project to pick up a mask for a totem film (Nzhu Jimangemi). When I asked why he carved gorillas, Ban La gave such an articulate and arresting answer that our short visit became its own film.

The village of Oku

The village of Oku

Mbuntum George Ngun looks on, and chips in, to our conversation with Ban La Nying.

Mbuntum George Ngun looks on, and chips in, to our conversation with Ban La Nying.

The Fon of Oku welcomes us

The Fon of Oku welcomes us

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