Reviews

Sergey Shiyanov - Hunter
Sergey Shiyanov - Hunter

I’ve watched and liked it. Very informative. It is sad to realize that soon these cultures will disappear. There is no fuss there and you think that time is an invented category. It really surprises that people involved in professional politics, so can feel and empathize. These sketches give the understanding of reality much more than declarations and conferences. I am more and more convinced that my understanding of hunting is right. Thank you very much.

Christian Imbert – Wine-maker from Corsica
Christian Imbert – Wine-maker from Corsica

In my opinion, it's brilliant. The director did a very difficult thing – he managed to approach these families, while not scaring them. And the film is not superficial, but from within.
There rites are very impressive. I lived for more than 40 years in Africa in Central African Republic and in Chad , most of the time in Chad. Many Chadians converted to Islam, but Islam is a sandbar that conceals animism .

Birgit Imber, Christian’s wife :

"I often go to Chad, but what I saw in this film - it's extraordinary. I liked the structure of the film, children first, then women, etc. And it is really very well done. Amazing how the author was able to penetrate into the deepest corners of the lives of these tribes. And sad to realize that their is so few of them left."

Claude Blanchemaison - Former French Ambassador to Russia
Claude Blanchemaison - Former French Ambassador to Russia

I'm not an expert on this issue, but I believe that the movie is just wonderful. Due to understanding that these African tribes may disappear, the film becomes even more interesting. Pure ethnography.

Bertrand Duplantier - Scientist , Specialist in the field of theoretical physics
Bertrand Duplantier - Scientist , Specialist in the field of theoretical physics

This is a positive Africa. And a lot to me was a revelation, the film surprised me. It is very well shot. This show made me look differently at our society as a mirror reflection of the lives of African tribes. Though their world and rituals seem alien to us , but they undoubtedly give grounds for reflection.

Sabine Renault-Sablonière - Communications Specialist
Sabine Renault-Sablonière - Communications Specialist

The film (Africa. Blood and Beauty) is very impressive. And I think that it raises questions about the essence of civilization, and it is widely debated in Paris.

This is a film that raises a lot of questions. It introduces the rites and traditions, extremely rich, ingrained upon which the culture of these men and women.