VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Maman Colonelle

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Maman Colonelle

Mama Colonel

Dieudo Hamadi
F/DR Kongo, 2017
Documentaries, 72min, OmeU

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Maman Colonelle

Dieudo Hamadi
F/DR Kongo, 2017
Documentaries, 72min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Dieudo Hamadi
Sound: 
François Tariq Sardi
Camera: 
Dieudo Hamadi
Editor: 
Anne Renardet

Production: 
Cinédoc Films,
Mutotu Productions
World Sales: 
Andana Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

“This isn’t a documentary about the six-day War in congo. It’s not a question of making an exhaustive, historical, educational film about what happened between Rwandans and Ugandans on the streets of Kisangani in 2000. It’s a film about a courageous woman – known as Maman Colonelle – who, by discovering the extreme suffering of a group of women, raped and broken by this war, decides to try to help these women to rebuild themselves and their lives. The six-day War is there-fore treated exclusively from the point of view of Maman Colonelle. Viewers discover this reality with her; they seek to understand what happened along with her; and through her eyes, they will be surprised by the gravity of the situation and by the indifference of people towards the victims.” (Dieudo Hamadi)