In one of the first mockumentaries ever created, director Jean Rouch takes his viewers to the city of Accra (West Africa) where he follows the Hauka movement and their religious and ritual proceedings which works as an effective way to challenge and resist the British colonialism of the period. The indigenous people's rituals includes strange and frantic dances, chanting, sacrifices and some mockery of the Europeans living there.
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The film was shot in 1953, edited in 1955, and finally shown in 1957. See more
Madame LeCortereau, the "doctor's wife," is a rather effeminate boy who uses a lot of hair Vaseline.
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