Scheduled for release in France on 25 September 2024 / Documentary

Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré

Durée 122 mn / Languages French, English, Bambara, Soninké and Fulfulde (Pular)

A co-production Spectre Productions, WeltFilm (Germany) and The Dark


Based on rare archives, the exemplary adventure of Somankidi Coura – an agricultural cooperative founded in Mali in 1977 by West African immigrant workers living in workers’ accommodation in France – sheds light on the violence of colonial agriculture and the ecological challenges in Africa today.


With the “Image/mouvement” support of
Centre national des arts plastiques

With the support of the Région Ile-de-France

In association with ARTE France – La Lucarne

In association with Spectre Productions and WeltFilm (Germany)



Film editing: Raphaël Grisey, Chaghig Arzoumanian
Voice-over: Bouba Touré
Photographs: Bouba Touré
Archival research: Léa Morin
Sound editing & Mixing: Jochen Jezussek poleposition d.c.
Color timer: Sebastian Bodirsky

Producer: Olivier Marboeuf
Co-producers: Kristina Konrad, Cédric Walter