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BANTÚ MAMA

SOUTH BY SOUTH PRESENTS: BANTÚ MAMA

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.

Film will also be available on the BFI Player throughout the 10 days of the festival

YOUR OPINION MATTERS MOST!

Our Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film offers a cash prize of £1,000 and is particularly special because it’s chosen by you!

You can vote for as many films as you attend or watch. This year’s voting will take place online for all of our cinema goers and streaming audiences to take part. Visit filmafrica.org/audience-award to vote and be in the running to win an arts and culture membership.

The winner will be announced online at filmafrica.org on Sunday, 6 November.

Audience Award Narrative Features
calendar 2nd Nov 2022
location Dominican Republic

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Language(s): French and Spanish with English subtitles

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