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Woubi cheri [electronic resource] / la Sept ARTE & Dominant 7 présentent ; un film de Philip Brooks & Laurent Bocahut.

Publication:
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1998.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (63 minutes)
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Other Title:
Darling Woubi
Subjects:
Gays -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Abidjan -- Social life and customs.
Gay men -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Abidjan -- Social life and customs.
Cross-dressers -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Abidjan.
Manners and customs.
Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
In French with English subtitles.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
Woubi Chéri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality. The film introduces us to a cross-section of Abidjan's woubi community. Vincent, an immigrant from Burkina Faso, is a traditional griot and sage. Laurent defied his father's wishes that he become an auto mechanic to open a patisserie in Abidjan. Bibiche and Tatiana are cross-dressing prostitutes. Barbara, a glamorous more mature transvestite, is the leader of the tight-knit group and President of the Ivory Coast Transvestites Association. Laurent recalls this community was like a new family. "Your real family was the one you created. Nobody had to hide anything."
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed December 01, 2017).
Contributor:
Bocahut, Laurent, director, producer.
Brooks, Philip, 1953-2003, director, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
Dominant 7 (Firm), production company.
Sept/Arte (Firm), production company.
California Newsreel (Firm), distributor.
OCLC:
1022760212
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.