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Rosine Mbakam

2021

Born in Cameroon to a traditional family, Rosine Mbakam grew into filmmaking at a young age, training in Yaoundé at the Italian-run NGO Centro orientamento Educativo in 2000. Her delicate approach to storytelling began to take hold after leaving her role at Spectrum Television in 2007 and moving to Belgium for further filmmaking training. Currently residing in Belgium, Mbakam’s move from Cameroon deftly weaves a throughline between her three remarkable features: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman and Chez Jolie Coiffure (T/F 2019), along with her latest film, Delphine’s Prayers, cement Mbakam as a powerful director exploring intimacy, womanhood, and African identity in her work.