• Directed by Tanguy Djaka
  • 2018
  • Workshops in Central African Republic
  • Work, Nature & Environment
  • Shooting place : Bangui
  • Duration : 29 min
  • Audio : Sango
  • Subtitles : French, English


Wakis, a lumberjack in the Central African Republic, works with his family collecting wood to process into charcoal. But faced with its increasing scarcity—and to avoid conflicts with his neighbours—he must “hunt” trees further and further away from his production site.

  • Direction : Tanguy Djaka
  • Sound : Mahamat Benamou & Pascale Appora-Gnekindy
  • Edition : Pascale Appora-Gnekindy

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival Cinémas d'Afrique

  • Place : Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Date : 2021

Lima Alterna Festival International de Cine

  • Place : Lima, Peru
  • Date : 2020

Visions du Réel

  • Place : Nyon, Switzerland
  • Date : 2020

Ji.hlava IDFF

  • Place : Prague, Czech Republic
  • Date : 2020

Director' s comments

Tanguy Djaka Yarissi creates an accurate social chronicle about the insecurity of a traditional trade.

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In 2017, Ateliers Varan and the Alliance Française in Bangui organised a first filmmaking workshop in the Central African Republic.

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