Gwacoulou, Le foyer traditionnel
Moïse Togo (ML)
Gwacoulou, Le foyer traditionnel
Film -

The film Gwacoulou relates the legend of how peace was kept by the transformation of three pairs of twins and their mother into the three stones of a traditional home and its cauldron “the canari”. Nowadays, these stones are still one of the pillars of Bambara tradition in Africa. Their symbolism speaks to us of marriage and discretion, fraternity and solidarity, friendship and support.

Between African tradition and modernity, Gwacoulou expresses in images the evolution of beliefs, on both mystical and behavioural levels: the place of man and woman, that of the ancestors, and traditional values.

Moïse Togo
Moïse Togo Mali
Promotion André S. Labarthe

I was born in 1990 in Mopti, Mali. Fascinated by art from my earliest years, my desire to be an artist dates from a painting workshop when I first wielded the brush and saw how it changed the gaze.

I am a graduate of the conservatoire in Bamako, Mali, class of 2010–2015. In 2013 I worked on the modelling of the Black Army monument in Reims, and in 2017 I was awarded the Bakary Diallo prize and was given a grant by the French government to study at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. In the same year, I also won the Wiki Loves Africa-Mali photography competition.


Consultant réalisateur et photographe dans les organisations humanitaires telles que : Solidarités International, ACTED, NRC (Conseil Norvégien pour les réfugiés), Secours Islamique France, JUPREC (Justice – Prévention - Réconciliation), Wikimédia - Mali et la Foire aux manuscrits de Bamako.

Master II en multimédia

  • Scénario: Moïse Togo
  • Image: Félix Moy
  • Son: Abraham Kamara
  • Montage image: Jérôme Erhart
  • Montage son: Médéric Corroyer, Florent Bourgain
  • Mixage: Rémi Mencucci
  • Musique: Mahamadou Kamissoko

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains