‘Prism - Rosine Mbakam, An van Dienderen, Eléonore Yaméogo’

10 May'22
- 20:30

Three filmmakers go on a collective exploration of the implications of a fundamental technical aspect of shooting film: that the lighting for film has always been calibrated for white skin. Belgian filmmaker An van Dienderen invited Brussels based Rosine Mbakam from Cameroon and Paris based Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso to make a film in which the differences in their skin colour serves as a starting point to explore their experiences with the limitations of the medium. How can we be together in one frame? And how can we create a common film on this topic?

Eléonore Yameogo is from the younger generation of African female filmmakers who dare to explore controversial subjects as part of a search for a new African aesthetic centred on diaspora experiences. The Elephant Cemetery (2018) and Paris My Paradise (2011) are her two most recent films.

Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam has made programmes for Spectrum Television before leaving Cameroon for the first time in 2007 to study film at INSAS in Belgium. She directed among others The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman (2017) and her most recent film Delphine's Prayers (2021).

Teacher, researcher and artist An van Dienderen is interested in the role of the image in our multicultural society. Her films include Tu ne verras pas Verapaz (2002), Patrasche, a Dog of Flanders - Made in Japan (2008), Letter Home (2015) and Lili (2015).

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  • English French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Original version: English French

(BE, 2021, DCP, 78')

PRISM by Rosine Mbakam, An van Dienderen, Eléonore Yaméogo (2020, Belgique, 78’)

LANGUAGE(S): English and French