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Berlin Premiere: "Mörbayassa" with Director Cheick Fantamady Camara in Attendance


InfoTickets: 7,50€; ermäßigt: Berlinpass, etc.; 030 283 46 03; www.hoefekino.de/


Bella is a magnificent young Guinean lady working as a hostess in a cabaret under the influence of a mafia group. In her determination not to accept her fate, her fight against this environment is violent but ultimately leads to the rebirth of Bell, who sets out to revisit her past to build the future. This leads her to searching for her abandoned child, evidence of her painful past. Bella meets a pretty adolescent, Vanessa, now adopted by a couple from Paris. How does she reconnect with this child who knows nothing of her biological mother from Africa? How does she rebuild her life after so many years of wandering?

“Cheick Fantamady Camara’s second feature-length film is an inspiring odyssey celebrating the courage of a woman, ferociously played by Fatoumata Diawara, who decides she will escape her dead end situation to find the daughter she could never have.” SIFF

The screening will be followed by a public discussion with Director Cheick Fantamady Camara and a small reception at Hackesche Höfe cinema.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/114973698

Cheick Fantamady Cissokho
Born in 1960 in Conakry, Guinea. Cheick Fantamady Camara was trained in screenwriting in 1997 at the INA (National Audiovisual Institute) and in 1998 he took a course in 35mm film direction at the Louis Lumière National Film School. In 2000, he made his first short film entitled "Konorofili (Anxiety)", followed by "Békunko" in 2004. In 2006, he directed his first feature film "Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry (Clouds over Conakry)", awarded by about twenty prices all around the world. "Morbayassa" is his second long feature film with the main cast Fatoumata Diawara as Bella, Alex Ogou as Yélo and Tella Kpomahou as a prostitute.

An event by AfricAvenir in cooperation with Centre Francais de Berlin and Hackesche Höfe Kino.

The film series "African Reflections" is financially supported by Aktion Afrika by the Federal Foreign Office, by Brot für die Welt and Katholischer Fonds.

Media Partners: Africiné, Freunde RFI, Art Labour Archives, ZMO, Humboldt Universität, AfroHeat

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