Bassek Ba Kobhio
Bassek Ba Kobhio (born 1957) is a Cameroonian filmmaker and writer.
Kobhio's first feature film, Sango Malo (1991) was an auto-adaptation of his earlier novel. The film portrayed a new village school teacher whose indifference to traditional customs causes conflict with the school's headmaster and disrupts village life. His second film, Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995), brought out the complexities of character of Albert Schweitzer. Despite clear differences of setting and subject matter, both films "offer vivid portraits of flawed idealists who wish to do good, but are authoritarian, puritanical, at odds with their surroundings and neglectful towards their womenfolk".
- Sango Malo / The Village Teacher, 1990
- Le grand blanc de Lambaréné / The Great White Man of Lambaréné, 1995
- Musique s'en va-t-en guerre [Music goes to war], 1997. Documentary.
- (with Didier Ouénangaré) Le silence de la forêt / The Forest, 2003
- Sango Malo: le maître du canton [Sango Malo: the village teacher], Paris: L'Harmattan, 1981
- Les eaux qui débordent: nouvelles, Paris: L'Harmattan, 1984
- Roy Armes (2008). Dictionary of African Filmmakers. Indiana University Press. p. 148. ISBN 0-253-35116-2.
- Roy Armes (2006). African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara. Indiana University Press. p. 100. ISBN 0-253-21898-5.
- Philippe Randrianarimanana, Bassek Ba Kobhio, l'homme qui met le cinéma au cœur de l'Afrique, TV5Monde, 17 July 2017.
- Stefanson, Blandine; Petty, Sheila, eds. (2014). "Literary Adaptation". Directory of World Cinema Africa. 39. Intellect Books. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-78320-391-8.