„African Perspectives »: AfricAvenir presents « W.A.K.A. » by Francoise Ellong, 2013, Cameroon, feature
„African Perspectives »: AfricAvenir presents « W.A.K.A. » by Francoise Ellong, 2013, Cameroon, feature Namibian Film Premiere. 19h00, @ Goethe-Centre Windhoek. Entrance is 30,- Nam$. Film series supported by Africiné.


On 25. July, 19h00, AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of W.A.K.A., directed by Cameroonian Francoise Ellong, at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek. Entrance is 30,- N$.
The screening is made possible by financial assistance of the FNB Foundation.

« W.A.K.A. » (an acronym for « Woman Acts for her Kid Adam »), 2013, Cameroon/France, 97 min, directed by Cameroonian filmmaker Francoise Ellong, tells the story of Matilda, a 30-something-year-old single woman abandoned by her family, who works as a waitress in a bar, when her life is shaken up after her boss finds out that she’s pregnant, and opts to fire her.
Matilda, superbly played by actress Patricia Bakalak, is faced with the choice of either getting rid of her baby and keep her job, or having the child, losing her job, but managing as best as she can to raise the baby. She chooses the latter, is fired from her job, and finds it extremely difficult to get hired elsewhere. That’s when Max, a pimp, enters her life, and, as manages to get her work for her on the streets.
Matilda falls in love with another man, who loves Matilda and the boy for their self-worth. As Matilda wants to quit her job on the streets, Max refuses and tightens the control over her, demanding payback for the « investment » he made into her.

Trailer W.A.K.A, Françoise Ellong from Africiné www.africine.org on Vimeo.

Date: 25. July 2015
Time: 19h00
Venue: Goethe-Centre Windhoek/NaDS, Fidel Castro St. 1-4, Windhoek, Namibia
Entrance: 30,- N$

Jury prize, 17th edition of Festival du cinéma Africain de Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco, 2014
Best Director, Mashariki African Film festival, Rwanda, 2015
Best First Feature, Panafrican International Film Festival of Cannes, 2015
Special Mention, Junior Jury, 14th edition of Lumières d’Afrique at Besancon

Technical Details:
Director: Françoise Ellong
Script : Séraphin Kakouang
Starring: Patricia Bakalack, Bruno Henry, Franck Ateh, Yoli Fuller, Alain Bomo Bomo, Jacobin Yarro,
Image: Thomas Moren
Sound: Jean Marc Cedot
Producer: Jonathan Taieb
Line. Producer: Cyrille Masso
Production: Grizouille production, LFR Films

The film series African Perspectives is supported by Africiné, WhatsOnWindhoek, Turipamwe Design, and the Goethe-Centre Windhoek.

Goethe Centre, Windhoek
1-5 Fidel Castro Street
Entrance: 30 Na$
Windhoek, Namibie
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