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The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman

(Les deux visages d’une femme Bamiléké)

Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine 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
FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Rosine Mbakam
Language
  • French
  • Bamileke
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 76 mins
Source
  • Icarus Films
Preceded By

Razana

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony, Madagascar, 2018

Malagasy, Parisian, and homosexual, Solo returns to Madagascar to fulfill the last wish of his partner. 

FILM DETAILS 
Language
  • Malagasy
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 15 mins
source
  • African Film Festival National Traveling Series