Les choses et les mots de Mudimbe

Jean-Pierre Bekolo

in collaboration with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V.

Les choses et les mots de Mudimbe consists of an biographical interview of Valentin Yves Mudimbe, born in 1941 in today’s Democratic Republic of Congo. Philosopher and philologist by training, has contributed to history, as well as to anthropology, in the spirit of what Enrique Dussel qualifi es as “transmodernism”, a deconstruction of Western (post)modernism and the opening up of spaces for other stories, other altern(arr)atives. Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Technical sheet


Cameroon, 2015, Colour, HD, Stereo, 243’

Original version : french
Subtitles : english
Photography, editing, sound : Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Production : Jean-Pierre Bekolo

Casting : V.Y Mudimbe

Filmography :
-Le Président, 2013
-Les Saignantes, 2005
-Aristotle’es Plot, 1996
-Quartier Mozart, 1992