The Bronze Men of Cameroon

© Iris Films
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Synopsis

The Bronze Men of Cameroon is an intimate portrait of a community of bronze artisans in Foumban, the ‘City of Arts’. Bronze casting is a valued cultural heritage of the Bamum People in the Western Region of Cameroon. This film presents bronze craftsmen at work, with rare insights into their expertise in producing unique bronze sculptures that are inscribed with symbolic narratives, collective memory, and identity of the Bamum. The Bronze Men of Cameroon is also about the changing landscape of Bamum bronze casting and the threats to cultural continuity as global trends negatively impact on a treasured way of life.

Genre: Documentary

Welsh Connections

Directed by: Florence Ayisi

Production Details

Co-Executive Producers: Margaret White and Peter White

Technical Details

Length: 55 minutes
Language: English, French and Bamum (with English Subtitles)
Certificate: U
Format: DNxHD, MP4

Release

Date: TBC

Links

Festivals

  • Twin City Black Film Festival (TCBFF), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – 2020
  • Mosaic Film Festival of Arts and Culture – Bedford, Nova Scotia – Canada – 2020
  • Kwanzaa Film Festival – New York, USA – 2021 Winner: ‘IMANI Feature Film Award’
  • Watch-Africa Cymru, – Wales African Film Festival – 2021
  • West African Film Festival, Houston, Texas, USA – 2021 – Winner, Grand Prize
  • Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) Los Angeles, USA – 2021
  • Festival International du Cinéma Indépendant de Bafoussam (FICIB), Cameroun –  2021
  • RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival –  2021
  • Master of Art Film Festival, Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, Bulgaria –  2021
  • Cameroon International Film Festival, Buea (CAMIFF) – 2021
  • Boden International Film Festival, Sweden – 2021
  • International Black and Diversity Film Festival (IBDFF) – 2021
    Winner, Best International Documentary
  • The African Film Festival (TAFF), Dallas, Texas, USA – 2021
  • Fine Arts Film Festival, Vernice, California, USA – 2021

Rightsholder: Iris Films
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