Parents user manual (France 2) – To be adapted for audiences in Gabon TV5MONDE Africa


TV5Monde Afrique - the international francophone TV channel - has announced the launch of the African adaptation of the TV series broadcast on France 2 TV channel "a manual for Parents" (Parents, mode d'emploi). A version conducted in Gabon with local actors will be co-broadcasted starting 2 May 2016 on TV5Monde and Kanal 7 (a Gabonese private channel).

A faithful adaptation of the original

Following in the footsteps of the original concept, adapting "Parents user Manual" takes into account local family realities of Gabon. The series tells the daily life of Magloire and Edith Kumba, a couple with three children aged 8 to 16 years. The family represents the African middle class in a continent prone to modernity.

As a Franco-Gabonese, the writer and director Samantha Biffot wanted to illustrate the cultural differences that come together in common ways throughout the country. So Magloire, the father, is the good old African values. "He is less prone to domestic and household chores and has friendly relations with his children."

While his wife keeps her studies in Europe Westernized values. This cultural mix gives rise to different situations in the series. The role of the father is played by Omar Defunzu, a popular comedian Gabon and in Africa. He participated in the 2013 edition of the "Marrakech laughter festival" organized by Jamel Debbouze.

Parents, mode d'emploi is on air on TV5MONDE Africa from Monday to Sunday in prime time. The series will also be rebroadcast at 8:45 and 1:20 p.m., Monday to Friday in particular. On the web, each episode is available on VOD - on TV5Monde's Web TV dedicated to Africa.

Source: TV5Monde – Translated.