Allah Tantou

TitleAllah Tantou
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsAchkar, David
Running Time62 min
Date Released9/30/1992
DistributorCalifornia Newsreel
CountryUS
MediumFilm
Publication LanguageFrench/Soussou, Eng. sub
Abstract

Through home movies, old newsreels, letters and fictional reconstruction of imprisonment, this film examines the life of the filmmaker's father, Marof Achkar, a diplomat under the Sékou Touré regime, who later disappeared into the Guinean gulag. This film reevaluates the turbulent decade of African independence and discusses its relevance to the new political order on the continent. Allah Tantou is the first African film to confront the personal and political costs of human rights abuses on the African continent. 

Cast

David Achkar (himself); Marof Akchar (archival footage)

Genre

Documentary

Translated TitleGod's Will / God's Will Be Done
Original PublicationÀ la grâce de dieu
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