DIRECTED BY: Idrissou Mora-Kpai
PRODUCERS: Jeanette Jouili &Idrissou Mora-Kpai
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jacques Besse
EDITORS: Rodolphe Molla, Agnès Contensou
SOUND: Lardia Tchiombiano, Thuy Hoang Thu
MUSIC: Wasis Diop
CO-PRODUCER: Arouna Sacca Mora-Kpai
PRODUCTION: MKJ FILMS - NOBLE FILMS

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Indochina

Between 1946 and 1954, over 60 000 African soldiers were enlisted to fight the Viet Minh.Pitted against one another by circumstances, these two colonised peoples came into contact and a number of African soldiers took Vietnamese women as wives. Out of these unions, numerous mixed-race children were born. At the end of the war, the colonial army ordered that all the black children be repatriated to Africa, officially to protect them from the Viet Minh. While some children left with their mothers and fathers, others were simply taken away by their fathers, leaving their mothers behind. Abandoned in orphanages, those that had neither mother nor father were put up for mass adoption by African officers, as was the case with Christophe. Christophe long avoided facing the scars and identity complexes left by this abrupt separation from his mother and homeland. By encouraging him to undertake a journey into his own past, the film opens a little-known chapter of the Indochina war. 

FESTIVALS:
• Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival FLEFF 2012
• Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) 2012
• Luxor African Film Festival ; Egypt 2012
• Film Africa 2011 London ; 2011
• AITP ( Africa in the picture) ; Amsterdam 2011
• FIFAI (Festival International du Film d’Afrique et des Iles) 
   Iles de Réunion ; 2011
• 8th African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT ; Spain
• 27th festival International du Film Francophone de Namur; 
   2011; Belgium
• 12th Edition du Film Documentaire de Guadeloupe
• LES ESCALES DOCUMENTAIRES DE LIBREVILLE 2011
• Les rencontres cinématographiques de Hergla 2011, A Thala
• 2012 “Indochina, Traces of a Mother,” Festival International
  du Cinéma d’Alger dédié au film engage, Alger, Algeria
• 2011 “Indochina, Traces of a Mother,” 
  International Film Festival Busan, South Korea

AWARDS:
• 2011 Indochina – 3. Documentary prize in the FESPACO
  (Burkina Faso)
• 2012 “Indochina, Traces of a Mother,” 
  Documentary jury prize, 2th Festival International du
  Cinéma d’Alger (FICA) dédié au film engage; Alger, Algeria.