Selection 5: Prism

1 April, 2022 - 16:00
Sphinx Cinema


In the presence of Rosine Mbakam, Eléonore Yameogo & An van. Dienderen


This screening will run parallel with a screening of the film in the Siantou school in Yaoundé (Cameroon). The conversation with the filmmakers after the program will be for and with the audiences in Ghent and Yaoundé at the same time, connecting the 2 cities with a live videolink.


In collaboration with Caravane Cinéma and Tândor Films/Tândor Productions


Rosine Mbakam, Eléonore Yameogo, An van. Dienderen

Among the many ways that racism is deeply entrenched in our film culture is a technical one: the lighting for movie cameras has always been calibrated for white skin, with other production tools reflecting the same bias throughout cinema history. Three filmmakers collectively explore the literal, theoretical, and philosophical dimensions of that reality in this discursive, playful, and profound work of nonfiction. In a series of thematically linked, provocative discussions and interrogations, Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso, Belgian An van. Dienderen, and Rosine Mbakam from Cameroon chart the making of their own film, while exploring the cinematic construction of whiteness and how this relates to power, privilege, and the myth of objectivity.


English / French spoken, English subtitles