Sultan's Burden

Lisbet Holtedahl
Jon Jerstad
55 minutes


Sultan ISSA MAIGARI of the Adamaoua Province, Northern Cameroon, is the traditional political and religious leader experiencing a violent transformation of the political structures in his country. he struggles to survive as a leader through the first democratic elections in Cameroon. How is he to keep the confidence of his court, of the local population and how is he to satisfy the president and the central authorities? His servants, his praise-singers, his wives, his concubines are all trying out solutions for him, but not necessarily successful ones.

Producer / Production company: 
Northern Lights Film Productions