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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.

TEASER

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

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PRIZES & AWARDS

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BEST FEATURE FILM

Bantu Mama (Dominican Republic, Ivan Herrera; Producer/actress Clarisse Albrecht)
 

""For its depiction of the enduring transnational bond of Afro-descendants to their Bantu origins and its healing process in the midst of persisting discrimination and social exclusion through excellent acting, structure and visual intertexts".

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

The Escuela de Arte Award 'León Ortega' of Huelva for Best Cinematography among the feature films participating in the Official Section in Competition at the Ibero-American Film Festival of Huelva is received by 'Bantú Mamá', by Ivan Herrera, "for its colour range, chosen frames and the use of light".

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Special Mention NFFF 2022
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REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

Mencion Honor Ficfa 2022
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PUERTO RICO