Le spectre de Boko Haram

Cyrielle Raingou | Cameroon, France | 2023 | 75'
Thu 23 March H 18:00
With Cyrielle Raingou (regista di Le spectre de Boko Haram); Francesco Clerici e Luca Previtali (registi di La paz del futuro); Margherita Panizon (director of Come le lumache); Anna de Manincor and Yakub Suleiman (director and protagonist of Yakub)
Original title
Le spectre de Boko Haram
The life of children in the age of terrorism. In the north of Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria, the violent threat of Boko Haram has become interwoven in daily life, but the children in the villages are able to carve out a world of their own, even in the midst of the dangers of armed conflict. However, unspeakable memories of traumatic events emerge from their drawings and stories, expressed with disarming simplicity by the children. Falta is trying to process the death of her father, whilst Ibrahim and Mohamad were enrolled by Boko Haram in the past.
Falta Souleymane, Ibrahim Alilou, Mohamed Alilou, Lamine Yerima, Balou Sanda
Films Distribution
Label Video
Label Video, Tara Group
Cyrielle Raingou
Cyrielle Raingou, Bertin Fotso
Christine Bouteiller
French, Hausa
English, Italian
Italian premiere
Main awards
Tiger Award for the Best Film (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023)
Cyrielle Raingou is a director from Cameroon. She holds a degree in law and one in documentary directing. Her short film, The Lamb, won the Best Short Film prize at the Docudays UA International Documentary Human Rights Film Festival in 2021. Her next short, Mama dan so que sorriso, had its world premiere at the 2023 Festival of Rotterdam, where Le spectre de Boko Haram, her debut feature film, was also presented.
2023 – Le spectre de Boko Haram, ff
2022 – Mother Just a Smile, sf
2021 – Parallèle, sf
2020 – The Lamb, sf
2019 – Requiem Prologue, sf
2018 – Neighbors, sf
2017 – Challenge, sf



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