The starting point of this documentary was doctoral research into the role of culture in issues of urban government, through a study of the heritage industry in the city of Douala in Cameroun. The heritage there is being reinstrumentalised by a number of players who are seeking to promote the memory of their group. At the same time, the history of the country’s independence struggle is being obscured and its narrative is prohibited in public space. The documentary film Kunde interrogates the position of certain artists who are working to bring back to the fore the memory of this period of national construction, like the group of Kunde musicians and dancers, accompanied by the artist and scenographer Stéphane Eloundou. In villages and towns, these artists work to assemble and pass on a collective memory in the form of a contemporary artistic reinterpretation. Made in collaboration with a community of artists, the documentary Kunde puts forward a scientific argument to the effect that, in parallel with powerful moments of resurgence of memory and catharsis, contemporary art makes it possible to produce a genuine foundation story for the population.