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Maman Colonelle

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20 March, 18:30, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: lui Theo Ioniță


Mama Colonel is a film about female authority confronted with the residual trauma of abuse and sexual violence. Dieudo Hamadi (National Diploma, One World România 2015) follows a woman colonel detached as the head of a police unit in Kisangani, a large city in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Soberly and delicately, this film touches on the horrors of a world devastated by past and current abuses, yet remains focused on the figure of Colonel Honorine, an inspiring woman with a strong sense of duty, who recognises that the lives of the victims she comes across every day depend on the efficiency of her strategy and decision-making. Sometimes, being both a “colonel” and a “mother” means that you may decide to bring together different groups of wounded people in hope that they may cure one another. 

With support from the French Institut

awards and festivals

2017: Berlin Film Festival – Forum Jury Prize, Tagesspiegel Prize 
2017: Cinéma du Réel Paris – Grand Prix

2017: FIFF Namur – Prix Spécial du Jury

2017: Zanzibar IFF – Best Documentary Award

2017: Africa Movie Academy Awards – Best Documentary Award


Andana Films