The two faces of a Bamiléké woman

Rosine Mbakam & 76' — 2016

This film tells the story of a young woman returning to her homeland Cameroon, where she reunites with her mother around the places they shared. Two different paths that cross each other around the traditions that shape their two personalities. In this exploration of tucked away feelings, stories emerge, her story. Bringing life to the voices kept in silence, illuminating the faces of the women who built her community, in order let other colors light up their faces.


Production : Tândor productions
Co-production : CBA, GSARA
Help : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Oif, Scam

Rosine Mbakam
Rosine Mbakam
Rosine Mbakam
Loic Villiot
Image editor
Philippe Boucq
Sound editor
Loic Villiot
Loic Villiot
Studio Charbon
Image Format
Sound Format
Languages OV
Bamiléké, FR
Available subtitles

2021 :
True/False, USA, 03/21
Africa in Motion, USA, 10/21

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), The Netherlands, 01/18
West African Film Festival, USA, 02/18
Festival Sguardi Altrove, Italy, 03/18
JCFA – Fespaco, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 03/18
Festival Doc, Doc, Doc, entrez ! – Villedieu, France, 03/18
Eko International Film Festival, Nigeria, 03/18
MiradasDoc Market, Spain, 02/18
Festicab, Burundi, 04/18
DOK.fest München, Germany, 05/18
New York African Film Festival, USA, 06/18
Festival Cinémas d’Afrique, Lausanne, Switzerland, 08/18
London Feminist Film Festival, United Kingdom, 08/18
Festival Cinémas d’Afrique du Pays d’Apt, France, 11/18

Afrika filmfestival – Leuven, Belgium, 04/17
Festicab – Bujumbura, Burundi, 05/17
Mis Me Binga, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 06/17
FIDBA – Buenos Aires, Argentina, 07/17
Festival Ecrans Noirs – Yaoundé, Cameroon, 07/17, Mention spéciale du jury
Festival de Laignes, France, 07/17
Sole Luna Festival – Palermo, Italy, 07/17
African Diaspora International FF – Washington, USA, 07/17
Mzansi Women FF, South Africa, 08/17
AM Egypt Film Festival, Egypt, 08/17
Etats Généraux du Documentaire de Lussas, France, 08/17
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF), Belgium, 09/17
Marquee on Main, USA, 09/17
Silicon Valley African Film Festival, USA, 09/17
Sole Luna Festival – Treviso, Italy, 09/17
African Diaspora International FF – Paris, France, 09/17
26ème Quinzaine du cinéma francophone – Paris, France, 10/17
Filmer à tout prix, Belgium, 11/17
African Diaspora International Film Festival – New York, USA, 11/17
DIFF Delhi international Film Festival, India, 12/17

Udada Festival – Mama Afrika FF, Kenya, 11/17
7th Africa International Film Festival, Nigeria, 11/17
Lakecity Film Festival – Lagos, Nigeria, 08/17
AfryKamera – Varsovie, Poland, 05/17
DO PÃO – International Documentary Film Festival – Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal, 06/17
Festival du documentaire de Saint-Louis, Senegal, 12/17
ZIFF-Zanzibar International FF, Tanzania, 07/17

Awards and Mentions

Festival Ecrans Noirs – Yaoundé, Cameroon, 07/17, Mention spéciale du jury

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

BOZAR (Bruxelles)
Université d’Amiens
Université de Gand
Cinéma Sauvenière (Liège)
National Gallery of Arts (Washington)
Espace Saint-Michel (Paris)
Médiathèque de Villeurbanne

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