In Kino, an ancient forgotten colony, King Chour has just passed away. Which of his two sons, Talou or Oumarou, will take his place on the throne ? An African fairytale format is brought in to corrupt documentary imagery, revealing its multiple, related meanings. As a fable on connections between art and politics, ’Les Sociétaires’ looks into the lives of blacksmiths - known to have economic, symbolical and military significance in African tradition. The film is an invitation to reinvest in what is real, beyond minor fiction.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project