The event witnessed the presence of government officials such as Maurice Kouakou Bandama, Minister of Culture and Francophonie, Sidy Timiéko Touré, Minister of Communication and Media and Touré Mamadou, Minister for the Promotion of Youth and Youth Employment. Celebrities from the world of culture were also present including famous actor Leonard Groguhet, actresses Aurélie Eliam and Akissy Delta and many others.
Created and directed by Alex Ogou, a young Ivorian filmmaker, the “Invisible” deals with the thorny issue of children in conflict with the law also called “microbes”. A real social issue that has hit the headlines in the working-class neighborhoods and more specifically in Abobo. In his drama of ten (10) episodes of 52-minute, Alex Ogou talks about the life of young Chaka, 13, living between family tragedy, poverty and social injustice. Gradually, moviegoers will discover how hardships will eventually pull down the moral values of this boy who will eventually become a “microbe”. The “Invisible” is not just about a social drama, but it’s also about a real-life problem situations in our developping countries.
Because she has always made the child’s protection one of her struggles since 1998, Ms. Dominique Ouattara, President of Children of Africa Foundation was touched by the movie. After watching episode 1, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire and President of Children of Africa Foundation took the opportunity to share her feelings. “We just watched the first episode of the “Invisible” , I can say that I am particularly moved and even sad to see how real the movie is. At the same time I am proud that it was produced in Côte d’Ivoire and by Ivorians in such a professional way. I even congratulated Mr. Alex Ogou and the actors on that.