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Mambar Pierrette

Mambar Pierrette

Mambar Pierrette

Dir. Rosine Mbakam
93 min

Mambar Pierrette is a seamstress in Douala, Cameroon, crafting custom clothes–everything from school uniforms to beautiful dresses–to support her family. When she’s robbed and a flood nearly destroys her business, she’s pushed to the breaking point, but her work keeps her from utter desolation.

The first fiction film from acclaimed Cameroonian documentarian Rosine Mbakam sees Mambar Pierrette (played by the director’s cousin, Pierrette Aboheu), working diligently to support her children and their grandmother. Despite a tsunami of challenges, both financial and emotional, the resilient Pierrette’s connection to her family and community vibrates with compassion and humanity.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 93 min
Country/Region: Cameroon, Belgium
Language: Bamileke, French, Cameroon Pidgin
Print Source: Icarus Films
Tags: Drama, Family, Images of Africa, Women, Women Directors


Director: Rosine Mbakam
Cinematographer: Fiona Braillon
Screenwriter: Rosine Mbakam
Editor: Geoffroy Cernaix
Principal Cast: Pierrette Aboheu Njeuthat, Marguerite Mbakop, Duval Franklin Nwodu Chinedu, Léonce Sonia Bangoub