Eric Komlavi HAHONOU,
Eric Hahonou is an anthropologist, researcher at Roskilde University in Denmark (www.ruc.dk). He is member of LASDEL (www.lasdel.net), a research institution based in Benin and Niger where Eric stayed for 10 years. His core research interest lies in citizenship studies, state-society relations, the functioning of the state, the social fabric of marginality and the dynamic of social and political inclusion/exclusion.
Eric made a first documentary with Frederic Châles and Camilla Strandsbjerg (Yesterday’s slaves, 2011) about the struggles of people of slave origins in Northern Benin. . Eric has a passion for fishing and travelling.
Photo of Sani Boureima and Lotte Pelckmans. Lotte is an anthropologist who has been working on former nomadic cattle herders (Fulani) in central Mali since 2001. She has done work on internal african slavery, social inequality, human rights, social movements and migration. She has met the river nomads the first time with Eric in 2011, when the latter granted permission and expressed their enthusiasm for a documentary about their life. During the fieldwork, Lotte spend most time with the women and children inside the boats in order to do justice to the views and share of women in being and becoming a River Nomad.