Dollar / Dôlé

Director: Imunga Ivanga
Country: Gabon
Year: 2001
Running Time: 80 min.
Language: French

The tribulations of five youths start this film. Libreville is home to Mougler and his friends, Baby Lee, Joker, Jackson and Bezingo. The boys are left to fend for themselves and decide to rob a dôlé stand, a new game of chance in which you can become a millionaire. The stakes are high and so is the risk. But Mougler who is more and more worried by his sick mother’s condition decides to go ahead with the holdup.

About the Director

Imunga Ivanga

Biography: A screenwriter, film critic and producer, Imunga Ivanga was born in 1967 in Libreville, Gabon. He holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Libreville. After cinema studies in France at the Fémis, he specialized in script-writing for such directors as Bassek Ba Kobhio, Roland Duboze, and Idrissa Ouedraogo. Following several shorts and documentaries, in 2000 he made his first feature film Dôlè, which won the jury prize at Cannes Junior and the Golden Tanit in Carthage. His second feature L’Ombre de Liberty (2006) was well received and obtained many awards in several festivals. He directed Les Tirailleurs d’ailleurs in 2006. His other accomplishments include helping young Gabonese filmmakers and authors as a script-editor, in the development of their projects. In November 2009, he became head of the Gabonese National Center for Cinema (CNC).

Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=2955)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
At the End of the River [Go Zamb’Olowi] (2001);
Dôlè (2001, 2002, 2006).

Filmography:
La Grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le bœuf (1996);
At the End of the River [Go Zamb’Olowi] (1997);
Dôlè (1999);
Les Flots de Libreville (2000);
L’Ombre de Liberty (2006);
Les Tirailleurs d’ailleurs (2006).

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