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CHAPTER FROM HOME: Bringing Africa to Wales Film Festival: Marie-Madeline: A Female Chief

Sat 27 February

As Marie-Madeleine beats the African drum on her enthronement day, the gentle sounds signal a break with tradition. It is the dawn of a new era in the village of Nkol Ngok I. A woman will be their traditional leader; an unusual occurrence in most African societies, where the position of chief is patrilineal; customarily handed down from father to son. This is a rare glimpse into a community undergoing change. Social attitudes toward gender equality are changing, as men openly acknowledge the importance of women in development. Even though some villagers consider Marie-Madeleine a “stranger” because she lives in the capital city of Yaoundé, she is determined to learn about her culture and integrate into village life.

Wales | 2020 | 55’ | TBC | Florence Ayisi

Bringing Africa to Wales Festival Programme


About Bringing Africa to Wales Film Festival

Now in it's ninth year, WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU film festival offers a unique African experience, which this year you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. The festival showcases 10 titles, live Q&As, and accompanying workshops surrounding themes of Identity, Comedy, Folklore, Music, and more… 

Each title is available to purchase and watch on the Chapter Player. You'll need to register your interest for the workshops and Q&As via Eventbrite. For details of the full programme and to book tickets for each event, click here.

WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU is Wales’ Annual African Film Festival celebrating the best of African cinema. Launched in 2013, the festival provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales. www.watch-africa.co.uk




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Available to stream from 27 Feb 6pm, for 24hrs

Ticket & Times

  • Sat 27 Feb , 6:00 PM