Indochine, sur les traces d'une mère

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Indochine, sur les traces d’une mère
Directed by Idrissou Mora-Kpai
Produced by Jeanette Jouili Idrissou Mora-Kpai
Screenplay by Idrissou Mora-Kpai
Music by Wasis Diop
Cinematography Jacques Besse
Edited by Rodolphe Molla Agnès Contensou
Release date
  • 2010 (2010)
Running time
71 minutes
Country Benin

Indochine, sur les traces d’une mère is a 2010 documentary film.


Between 1946 and 1954, more than 60,000 African soldiers were sent to the Far East to fight against the Viet Minh. Many unions between Vietnamese women and African soldiers took place, and children were born, Some stayed with their mothers, but others were taken back to Africa. Through the story of Christophe, a 58-year-old Afro-Asian, Idrissou Mora-Kpai not only tells the story of these children of mixed heritage, but also the unnatural fight in which colonized Africans stood against the Vietnamese who were fighting for their independence.


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