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Cameroonian Film ‘La Tâche’ Wins Award at Cotonou Women's Film Festival

Cameroonian Film ‘La Tâche’ Wins Award at Cotonou Women's Film Festival

Paru le lundi, 26 février 2024 12:36

Cameroonian filmmaker Tatiane Tchuiguia has won the "Amazone du Jury" prize at the 3rd Women's Film Festival (FIFF) in Cotonou, Benin for her short film "La Tâche" (The Stain).

The five-minute film, screened on February 21, tackles gender-based violence (GBV), including forced and early marriage. "La Tâche" is Tchuiguia's second fictional work, following her 2021 short film "Pèhkoumnèhzouh" (Change Your T-Shirt).

The jury, which included Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Liz Gomis, was particularly impressed by "La Tâche." Gomis was quoted by the Beninese press as saying, "'La Tâche' is a film that particularly touched us. We think the director deserves to go even further."

Tchuiguia is also the director of the documentary "Olama, l'étudiant au cœur des ordures" (Olama, the Student Fighting Pollution), which tells the story of a 26-year-old student who takes on the fight against pollution in Soa, a student city in Cameroon. She is also the author of a one-woman show entitled "Paul K, une histoire à l'eau de taty" , which she wrote in 2018 and produced in 2020.

Tchuiguia was the only Cameroonian candidate in the competition. She is the second Cameroonian woman to win an award at FIFF. In 2019, journalist Flore Tamko Mbensi won the same prize for her documentary "Obscurité dans mon miroir" (Darkness in My Mirror).

The FIFF, organized every two years by the association EcranBenin, aims to promote films made by women on topics of their choice. This year's edition, held from February 20 to 24, featured films from 14 African countries around the theme: "Women's Cinema for More Sisterhood."

The festival's top prize, the Amazone d'Or, was awarded to Nigerien-Burkinabe-Rwandan filmmaker Amina Abdoulaye Mamani for her film "L'envoyée de Dieu" (The Messenger of God).


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