“Together as One” shows the social use of kola nut in Nso’ society. Nso’ is the biggest Kingdom of the Western Grassfields and an ethnic group in the northeast corner of Cameroon’s North West region. The Nso’ population counts Christians, Muslims, and followers of “traditional” religious beliefs. This film shows what a thing, a nut or a natural resource, can mean to people. Kola nut is an item around which the feeling, experience, sense, and lived “reality” of belonging, togetherness, unity, oneness, friendship and peace is being expressed. The kola nut, thus, plays an important role in bringing very diverse people together, irrespective of their religion, village, quarter, or thoughts. In this sense, kola nut brings about a feeling of togetherness, fellowship, and belonging to a group.
Kilian Lamtur Tanlaka, from Cameroon in Central Africa, has a D.E.A (Diplôme D’Etudes Approfondies) in History from the University of Ngoundere in Cameroon and a Master in Visual Cultural Studies from the University of Tromsø, Norway.