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The Loan, the Chicken and the Egg • presentation
Buusaa Gonofaa, a small micro-finance institution, was recently created by a small group of Ethiopians south of Addis Ababa. One of them, Adam, manages to convince the women in his rural village to borrow a little money. One woman buys an American hen: the hen lays eggs which become chicks which then become chickens. A rat eats the eggs. The woman decides to poison the rats but the American hen eats the rat poison and dies... The loan must still be reimbursed. As they face many hardships, the enthusiasm of the Buusaa representatives comes up against the doubts of their clients, provoking heated discussions. The problems of day-to-day survival lead them to rethink their ideological principles.
 
Documentary of 78 and 52 mn - Year of production: 2002
A coproduction Archipel 33, Arte France with support from TV10 Angers, RTBF, YLE/TV1, European Commission - Direction Générale du Développement pour une meilleure compréhension du monde en développement - and participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie and Commission Télévision de la Procirep


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sound
image editing
sound editing and mixing

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a coproduction

with support from

Claude Mouriéras

Eric Thébault
Fabrice Salinié
Francis Wargnier

Natacha Régnier


Denis Freyd

Archipel 33, Arte France

TV10 Angers, RTBF, YLE/TV1, European Commission - Direction Générale du Développement pour une meilleure compréhension du monde en développement and participation from Centre National de la Cinématographie and Commission Télévision de la Procirep

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78 and 52 mn
Video -  16/9° - color
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2004