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Notre ambassade à Cotonou Série-Collection : Dans les coulisses de...

Irène Richard
1999 - 52 min - Betacam SP - France

How do people live today in a diplomatic or consular chancery ? What are the ways and customs of this "white tribe" anchored in Cotonou, on the former slave coast of Dahomey, today called Bénin ?
For the general public, diplomats are reserved people, a little stiff and starchy, who take part in numerous public ceremonies, official parties, elegantly dressed...
Jacques Courbin, ambassador of France in Cotonou, polishes up the stereotyped image of an ambassador. For this reason he opened the doors of his embassy to show the tax-payer the daily workings of his job, but with all due respect for the "discretion" that is inherent to his diplomatic mission.

Author-Director : Irène Richard
Author : Lorène Debaisieux
Author : Gilles de Maistre
Delegate Producer : Tetra Media Studio
Broadcasting Co-producer : France 3
Broadcasting Sale : La Cinquième


Distributor : Tetra Media Studio


1999 - États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) : Sélection française