Woubi Chéri

Director: Philip Brooks and Laurent Bocahut
Countries: Ivory Coast / France
Year: 1998
Running Time: 62 min.
Language: French


Woubi Chéri is a 1998 French/Ivorian documentary that shows a few days in the life of various members of the gay and transgender community in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It is one of a very few films from Africa to deal with LGBT issues.

About the Director

Philip Brooks

Biography: Born in Hobart, Australia, in 1953, Philip Brooks is a documentary filmmaker and producer. In the early 1990s, he founded the production company Dominant 7, with his partner Laurent Bocahut and a distributor named Dominique Welinski. Dominant 7 produced stories from the margins of politics, culture and sexuality. Brooks wrote, directed and co-directed several films and documentaries, including My Own Private Oz (2000), Woubi chéri (1998), Spikes and Heels (1994), Manila – the Real Thing (1994), and Drowning by Bullets (1992). Philip Brooks passed away in Cadiz, Spain, in 2003.

– AFF, Inc.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Woubi chéri (2004 – Laurent Bocahut, Philip Brooks).

Drowning by Bullets [17 octobre 1961 : une journée portée disparue] (1992);
Spikes and Heels [1994];
Manila – The Real Thing [1994];
Woubi chéri (1998 – Laurent Bocahut, Philip Brooks);
My Own Private Oz (2000);
6000 a Day: An Account of a Catastrophe Foretold (2002).