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Delphine’s Prayers
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Delphines Prayers (Les prières de Delphine), dir. Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam, Cameroon / Belgium, 2021, 91 min., French with English subtitles 

Mbakam’s third feature is an intimate portrait of Delphine, a young Cameroonian woman now living in Belgium. Over the course of several interview sessions held within her apartment, Delphine describes her journey to Europe, beginning with the death of her mother during childbirth and her own childhood experiences of sexual abuse and exploitation. 

Mbakam’s camera remains fixed on Delphine throughout with only an occasional doorbell or distant street sound is a reminder of the world outside the frame. Across her career Mbakam has found spaces where African women are able to be and to speak and – in this apartment – Delphine tells her own story with both courage and wit.

The second and third programmes as part of this Rosine Mbakam survey will be screening for free at Birkbeck on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April
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