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December 7, 2019

The Two Faces Of A Bamiléké Woman

Hosted by Human Rights Film Festival


506 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, Canada

December 7 at 3:30 PM

The Bamileke people are a group native to Cameroon, who have maintained a distinct set of traditions and beliefs. Having spent years in Belgium, Rosine Mbakam returns to Cameroon with her camera to reconnect with her roots as a Bamileke person. Deeply personal and resoundingly poetic, The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman traces Mbakam’s journey to understand her mother and the community that raised her. Who are the Bamileke people? What is their history? What does everyday life look like? The result is a thought-provoking film that lifts this community into the spotlight. In probing her ethnic roots, Mbakam comes closer to understanding herself and a complex national history. Gorgeously observational and sharply introspective, The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman presents an indelible portrait of the Bamileke people and a universal narrative of a person’s journey home.

Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam (director) to join for post-screening Q&A via Skype.

More information and tickets

ASL interpretation will be provided. Open captions. Relaxed screening environment. Held Space and active listeners will be available. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible seating. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms. Hearing assist devices available. Service animals welcome. Please help keep the space scent-free. Tiered pricing available – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Complimentary tickets for support persons are available in advance or in person the day of the screening. The festival will embrace crip time by starting on time, sticking to the schedule, and respecting that people will come and go as they please. More accessibility information is available on the Human Rights Film Festival website.