Mama Colonel

Colonel Honorine, more commonly known as “Mama Colonel”, works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Having worked for 15 years in Bukavu, in the east of…

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Colonel Honorine, more commonly known as “Mama Colonel”, works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Having worked for 15 years in Bukavu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she learns she is transferred to Kisangani. There, she finds herself faced with new challenges.
Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman, who fights for justice to be done, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.
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A film by Dieudo Hamadi
Produced by Cinédoc Films (France) and Mutotu Productions (DRC)
72 minutes, English version
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Festival Prizes :
Forum Jury Prize, BERLINALE Film Festival – 2017, Germany /
Best Forum Film, Tagesspiegel Prize, BERLINALE Film Festival – 2017, Germany /
Grand Prix, Cinéma du Réel – 2017 Paris, France /
Best Actress, Festival de Cine Africano FCAT – 2017, Spain /
ZIFF Award for Best Documentary – Zanzibar Int’l Film Festival – 2017, Tanzania /
Écran du meilleur documentaire d’Afrique centrale, Festival Ecrans Noirs de Yaoundé – 2017, Cameroun /
The Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award – 2017, South Africa /
Award for Best Documentary – AMAA (Africa Movie Academy Awards) 2017 /
Prix Spécial du Jury, FIFF Namur – 2017, Belgium /
Prix “Gian Paolo Paoli” pour le meilleur film Ethno-anthropologique, Festival dei Popoli – 2017, Italy /
Grand prix Eden pour les documentaires, Festival des Cinémas d’Afrique Besançon – 2017, France /
Prix Charles Mensah, Les Escales du Documentaire – 2017, Gabon /
Prix du Public, Festival International du Cinéma d’Alger – 2017, Algeria /
Prix du Public, Festival Ciné Droit Libre de Ouagadougou – 2017, Burkina Faso /
Audience Award, PROVINZIALE Filmfest Eberswalde – 2018, Germany /
Women on Frame Award, DocsMX – 2018, México /
Lauréat « long métrage documentaire » des trophées francophone du Cinéma 2018

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