DINE & VIEW: BANTÚ MAMA
Our much-loved foodie strand, Dine & View, returns with cinematic and culinary highlights from Cameroon and Ghana.
SOUTH BY SOUTH PRESENTS: BANTÚ MAMA
Dir. Ivan Herrera
Dominican Republic 2021. 77 minutes. French and Spanish with English subtitles.
After being arrested in the Dominican Republic, a French woman of African descent escapes custody and is sheltered by 3 minors in a dangerous district of Santo Domingo. Living undocumented and in the shadows, she finds herself growing into a maternal figure to the kids. Impeccably lensed and gorgeously illuminated, with imagery that highlights themes of movement, departures and displacement, Bantú Mama attempts a meditative intervention. One that traces the connections and links between Africa and her diverse diaspora.
WED 2 NOV | 7:00PM | SOUTH LONDON GALLERY
Film will also be available on the BFI Player throughout the 10 days of the festival