At the End of the River / Go Zamb’Olowi

Director: Imunga Ivanga
Country: Gabon
Year: 1997
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: French

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A mysterious man enters the hut and murders a little girl’s father. She escapes, but the experience leaves her mute. Ampowin finds the girl by the river and adopts her. Years go by and the girl matures. In the village, everyone is dancing, but her father’s killer is there as well.

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).