The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

(Les deux visages d’une femme Bamiléké)

Cameroonian filmmaker Mbakam turns the camera on her own remarkable mother and her generation in this captivating documentary on the difficult choices that African women must make to survive. Returning to Cameroon after seven years in Europe, with her mixed-race son in tow, Mbakam uncovers her mother’s stories through a series of startlingly intimate conversations, moving from the horrors of war against French colonizers to daily life in an arranged marriage. “Wrought with bliss and wonder . . . an exciting contribution to the canon of contemporary African cinema” (H-Black-Europe).

Jason Sanders
  • Rosine Mbakam
  • French
  • Bamileke
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 76 mins
  • Icarus Films