Les deux visages d'une femme Bamiléké

The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Rosine Mbakam

Filmmaker Rosine Mbakam lived in Cameroon with her mother Bamiléké until she was 27. In her first feature-length documentary, she compares that time in the country to darkness: a place she is familiar with, but can’t fully fathom yet. After studying film in Belgium she, her son and a camera returned to shed light on that darkness. Liberated from her traditional upbringing and a mother herself now, she views the lives of Cameroon women from an entirely new perspective.

In conversation with her daughter, mama Bamiléké talks about her arranged marriage, life with a second wife in the family, the endless work at the market and hiding in the jungle from the French occupiers. Despite this suffering, Mbakam discovers a positive: the women’s union with which they help one another in times of need. Mbakam shows these organised women’s faces thereby celebrating their strength.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Rosine Mbakam
Country
Belgium, Cameroon
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
76’
Language
French, Bamileke
Producer
Geoffroy Cernaix
Production Company
Tândor productions ASBL
Sales
CBA
Writer
Rosine Mbakam
Cinematography
Rosine Mbakam
Editor
Philippe Boucq
Sound Design
Loic Villiot