by Mati Diop 

France/Senegal/Benin, 2024, 67’ 



Production: Eve Robin, Judith Lou Levy, Mati Diop, Les Film du Bal, Fanta Sy in co-production with Arte France Cinéma 

International Sales: Les Films Du Losange  

November, 2021. Twenty-six royal treasures of the Kingdom of Dahomey are about to leave Paris to return to their country of origin, the present-day Republic of Benin. Along with thousands of others, these artifacts were plundered by French colonial troops in 1892. But what attitude to adopt to these ancestors' homecoming in a country that had to forge ahead in their absence? While the soul of the artifacts is freed, debate rages among students of the University of Abomey-Calavi. 




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