Muna Moto

Director: Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa
Country: Cameroon
Year: 1974
Running Time: 89 min.
Language: Basaa, Duala, and French

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Ngando and Ndomé share an extremely perfect love. Yet, tradition demands a dowry for Ndomé’s hand that Ngando, an orphan, cannot afford. Forced to ask his uncle for assistance, Ngando finds himself at the mercy of his uncle’s lust and greed. How can Ngando and Ndomé find peace together? Their journey will be challenging and everyone will learn that not everything special can be saved.

About the Director

Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa

Dikongue PipaBiography: Born in 1940 in Douala, Cameroon, Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa is a film director and writer. He produced Cameroon’s first full-length feature film, Muna Moto, in 1974. Dikongué-Pipa’s films deal with the relationships between elements of traditional Cameroonian culture and the wider world. He became a filmmaker through theater, studied at the Cinema Conservatory in Paris. After three short films (1965-1966), he directed feature films, thus bringing Cameroon cinema to international audiences. An author, playwriter and theater producer, Jean-Pierre Dikongué-Pipa directed and acted in about thirty plays during his life-long career.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.marfilmes.com/en/africafilms/funny+stories+and+funny+people.htm)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Muna Moto (2008).

Filmography:
Un simple (1965);
Les Cornes (1966);
Rendez-moi mon père (1966);
Muna Moto (1974);
Le Prix de la liberté (1978);
Kpa Kum (1980);
Music and Music: Super Concert (1981);
Histoires drôles, drôles de gens (1983);
Badyaga (1987).