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SYNOPSIS

A contemporary tale about a different kind of re-encounter between Africa and the Caribbean.

A French woman of African descent manages to escape after being arrested in the Dominican Republic. She finds shelter in the most dangerous district of Santo Domingo, where she is taken in by a group of children. By becoming their protégée and maternal figure, she will see her destiny change inexorably.

TRAILER

 
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Bantú Mama is the first Dominican film filmed with the optical Hawk Anamorphic.

PRIZES & AWARDS

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BEST FEATURE FILM
LIFFY 2021 - LATINO & IBERIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT YALE
UNITED STATES
« For its representation of the imperishable link of Afro-descendants with their origins in the Bantu-speaking peoples and their process of reconciliation in the midst of persistent discrimination and social exclusion through excellent performance, structure and visual inter-text »
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BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
AWARD ESCUELA DE ARTE ’LEON ORTEGA’ OF HUELVA
47/FESTIVAL DE HUELVA - CINE IBEROAMERICANO 2021
SPAIN
« For its colour range, chosen frames and its use of light ».

HONORARY MENTION CARLOS MADERA
FESTIVAL DE CINE FINE ARTS - HECHO EN RD 2022
PUERTO RICO

BEST DIRECTOR / IVAN HERRERA
BEST SECONDARY ACTRESS / SCARLET REYES
FESTIVAL DE CINE FINE ARTS - HECHO EN RD 2022
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SPECIAL MENTION
NOVA FRONTIER FILM FESTIVAL 2022
UNITED STATES

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
BEST PERFORMER / CLARISSE ALBRECHT
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 2022
SOUTH AFRICA

 
 

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