Africa Paradis

Director: Sylvestre Amoussou
Country: France
Year: 2007
Running Time: 86 min.
Language: English

This award-winning film examines immigration with a touch of geo-political irony. The story follows two French citizens, Oliver, an engineer, and Pauline, a teacher, who decide they want to live in the prosperous United States of Africa. After failing to obtain an entry visa, they decided to emigrate illegally, and they then begin a journey of hardships and discovery as fugitives of the state. Winner of the Best Sets Award and The ECOWAS African Integration Award.

About the Director

Sylvestre Amoussou

Biography: Born in Benin, in 1964, Amoussou is an actor turned director. Due to the lack of interesting roles being offered to him, as a black actor living in France and wanting to express his ideas, Amoussou decided to begin making films.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Africa Paradis (2008).

Filmography:
Les Scorpionnes (1997);
Achille (1999);
Africa Paradis (2007);
Un pas en avant – Les Dessous de la corruption (2011).