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Haunted territories

Les prières de Delphine Rosine Mbakam

In this brutal and poignant study, Rosine Mbakam, a Cameroonian filmmaker based in Belgium, introduces us to her friend and compatriot Delphine, who is haunted by the horrors of her past. Because they belonged to different socioeconomic worlds, the two women would have been unlikely ever to meet in Cameroon; however, in Europe, the African diaspora has thrown them together and the colonial perspective erases their differences. The winner of the IndieLisboa award for best film, this documentary brings to mind a confessional: Delphine candidly tells her story, meeting the gaze of the static camera. Her passionate message is not a prayer, however, but one of a woman whose greatest crime is simply existing as a Black person, in poverty, almost overwhelmed by a misogynistic and racist society. (Programming Collective)

Les prières de Delphine

  • Country : Belgium
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 91 MIN
  • Cinematography : Rosine Mbakam
  • Editing : Geoffroy Cernaix
  • Production : Geoffroy Cernaix
Filmography of Rosine Mbakam :

Les portes du passé ( 2011)
Tu seras mon allié (2012)
Les deux visages d’une femme Bamileke (2016)
Chez Jolie Coiffure (2018)

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