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New Mokélé-Mbembé Film

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 22nd, 2012

A new documentary, in French.

About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.


4 Responses to “New Mokélé-Mbembé Film”

  1. Amado Sagasta via Facebook responds:

    can i find this online?i would love to see it

  2. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Here’s a brief synopsis:

    South-eastern Cameroon. A French zoologist investigates stories from pygmies about a prehistoric monster. For years, he has crossed the jungle back and forth looking for the unknown animal: the Mokélé-Mbembé, partly rhinoceros, partly crocodile, partly snake. His quest guarantees many humorous moments.

    “The Loch Ness monster, the abominable snowman, Bigfoot: they exist in myths, sagas and legends. Deep in the jungle in the south-east of Cameroon, the French zoologist and explorer Michel Ballot has for years been looking for proof of the existence of another such mythical being, the Mokele-Mbembe. It’s like a rhinoceros with the tail of a crocodile and the head of a snake – at least that is how the pygmies describe this giant dinosaur, which apparently can even change its shape.
    In this occasionally comic documentary essay, Ballot turns out to be a tenacious investigator, who cross-examines the local population keenly and wants to install cameras to capture the Mokele-Mbembe. The French filmmaker Marie Voignier follows him without commentary, adding mystery to her portrait.
    Is the Mokele-Mbembe pure fiction, or does he perhaps really exist? Or is that question completely irrelevant and does the film show the confrontation between the empirically inclined Westerner and the pygmies, for whom tradition counts?”

    [Via]

    No trailer available though :-/

  3. Robert Mullin via Facebook responds:

    Will be curious to watch this and see how accurate it is. :)

  4. Fhqwhgads responds:

    I don’t know French, but it looks like the title should translate as, “The Hypothesis of Mokele-Mbembe”. Calling something a mere hypothesis in English does not imply that it has much support. What are the connotations of the French title?

    Also, is this film purporting to show new evidence? red_pill_junkie’s synopsis leaves open the possibility that its just a new arrangement of old evidence.



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