Mama Colonel

Maman Colonelle

DIRECTOR(S): Dieudo Hamadi   COUNTRY: Congo – Kinshasa, France   YEAR: 2017   LANGUAGES: Lingala, Swahili, French   SUBTITLES: English   RUNNING TIME: 72 min  


Saturday, 30.09., 3.00 p:m., kommkino
Tuesday, 03.10., 5.00 p:m., kinoeins

SECTION: Internationales Forum

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.

Dieudo Hamadi was born in 1984 in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He studied Medicine at the University of Kisangani. He then attended several documentary workshops. In 2013, he made his first feature-length film Atalaku.


SCRIPT: Dieudo Hamadi   PRODUCER: Christian Lelong, Kiripi Katembo Siku   CAMERA: Dieudo Hamadi   EDITOR: Anne Renardet   MUSIC:    CAST:


PRODUCTION: Cinedoc Films, Mutotu Productions   WORLD SALES: Stephan Riguet, Andana Films   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: