2014 Edition's Long Documentary

Nana Benz

Nana Benz

  • Section :Long Documentary
  • Country :Togo, Germany
  • Production Year :2013
  • Runtime: 87 Minutes

    Director: Thomas B?ltken

    Screenwriter: Thomas B?ltken

    Cinematographer: Thomas B?ltken

    Editor: Brigitta Tauchner

    Music Composer: Aly Keita

    Print Source: miriam@eastwest-distribution.com

    Synopsis: In the city of Lomé, Togo, the Nana Benz were business women who dealt in fabrics, mainstay of African fashion. They built authentic economic empires and were closely linked to the powers-that-be during the country’s dictatorship. Their businesses were also instrumental in Togo’s economical emancipation. Regarded as mythical by the population to this day, they were also known for always driving Mercedes-Benz cars.

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