LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM
School, donkey riding, homework, romping around in bed before sleeping. That is what a carefree childhood in northern Cameroon could look like. But instead brothers Ibrahim and Mohammed spend their time talking about what their dead mother looked like and Falta has lost her father in a terror attack. School is guarded by heavily armed soldiers. The threat of Boko Haram is omnipresent. Barbara Off
Writer: Cyrielle Raingou. Camera: Cyrielle Raingou/ Bertin Fotso. Sound: Hervé Guemete/ Hubert Domkam. Editing: Christine Bouteiller. Production: Label Vidéo / Tara Group. Producer: Véronique Holley / Dieudonné Alaka. Length: 75 min.
Cyrielle Raingou studied law and film in Cameroon. In 2018, she will participate in the first DOK.network Africa Residency of DOK.fest Munich as a scholarship holder with her documentary project LE CYCLONEUR. She then completes the European DOC NOMAD Master Programme for Documentary Film Direction. In 2023, she wins the main competition of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam with her first feature-length documentary LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM.
THE CHALLENGE, 2018, 14 min.
MOTHER JUST A SMILE, 2023, 18 min.
LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM, 2023, 75 min.
Nominated for the DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit
Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.