Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5
Bijagos Islands

Saison 4


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director - Laurent CADORET
Photography - Manuel BLANCHE
Editor - Cécile LECANTE
Sound Mixing - Christophe ROBERT
Narrator - Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics - Seed Factory / Alexis MARTINEZ
Journalist - Anne VIRY-BABEL
Production Coordinator - Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Original Music - Christophe HENROTTE
Post Production - Transatlantic Vidéo / Ludovic de MAISTRE

Summary :

Somewhere on Earth invites you to discover the Bijagos Islands, an isolated territory of Guinee Bissau, in West Africa. These sacred lands resemble a vast river delta.

Marcelinho is a traditional healer in Empincha, a village on the island of Carache. He learned the traditional medicine from his father and began to treat people in the northern islands with him. A few years ago Marcelinho received training in the fundamentals of modern western medicine from foreign doctors.

The island of Orango, in the far south, is a World Biosphere Reserve and the country’s first National Park. This is where Pedro lives. He’s a generous man, always on the lookout for stories because he’s the reporter of Okinka Pampa, Orango’s small radio station.

Quintino, on the island of Caravella, is preparing to undergo the most important phase of his life, the fanado, the highest initiation rite, which will open a mysterious, secret world to him.