The promise of the biram
by Allamine Kader Kora
Chad, France - 2016 - 66 MINUTES
The Biram is a traditional musical instrument to which the Boudouma people, residents of Lake Chad threatened with disappearance, attribute sacred powers. Malam Maman Barka is the last master holder of the mystery and artistic secret that surrounds the Biram.
In his search for a new initiate in the land of Biram, I accompany him to learn about the legends that surround the instrument that makes the waters of the lake dance and attracts fish.
Toumaï Productions Films