DELPHINE’S PRAYERS (LES PRIÈRES DE DELPHINE) Feature Films In Person at AFI Silver

DELPHINE’S

Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Rosine Mbakam and subject Delphine Awih moderated by Senior Segment Producer of WGN Morning News and WGN’s Entertainment Producer Tyra Martin.

Delphine, a 30-year-old Cameroonian woman, sits casually on a mattress. With filmmaker Rosine Mbakam, she will “just talk as usual,” describing what led her here, to this brightly lit room in a Brussels apartment. Over the course of several different meetings, her story unfolds through an emotional recounting that reveals a life transformed by rape, illness, poverty and betrayal. She speaks through the camera to Mbakam – herself Cameroonian and based in Belgium – and vacillates in topic and tone, between lightness and darkness and with an intimacy that could only originate from a relationship imbued with understanding, confidence, compassion and respect. As Delphine lays bare the scars of a patriarchy which imposes its power over women through sexual violence and dehumanization, surviving at all comes to seem miraculous. –Malin Kan

Rosine Mbakam grew up in Cameroon. In 2007, she began studies at the Institut Supérieur des Arts in Brussels. In 2014, she and Geoffroy Cernaix founded Tândor Productions, which produced THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILÉKÉ WOMAN (2016) and CHEZ JOLIE COIFFURE (2019). DELPHINE’S PRAYERS (2021) is her third film.

Bob Hunter
Icarus Films, Inc.
bob@icarusfilms.com

Screenings

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In Person at the AFI Silver
June 25, 2021 4:30 p.m. EDT

 

Details

Countries: Belgium, Cameroon

Year: 2021

Director: Rosine Mbakam

Screenwriter: Rosine Mbakam

Producer: Geoffroy Cernaix

Director of Photography: Rosine Mbakam

Editor: Geoffroy Cernaix

Featuring: Delphine, Rosine Mbakam

Running Time (minutes): 91

Languges: Cameroon Pidgin, French, English, Subtitled

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