Releasing at October 8, 2021 in theaters
Prism is documentary film directed and written by Éléonore Yaméogo, Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam and An van Dienderen. The film stars Sylvestre Amoussou, Tella Kpomahou, Jeroen Perceval, Jean-Dominique Burton, David Fricker, Patrick Leboutte and Moya Michael. The film primiered at September 26, 2021 on New York Film Festival.
Is the technology of photography and motion pictures inherently racist? For Prism, Belgian filmmaker An van. Dienderen invited Rosine Mbakam, from Cameroon, and Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso, to work together on a film in which the differences in their skin color, and experiences as filmmakers, serve as points-of-departure to explore this provocative question. As the film deconstructs these issues, the filmmakers are also trying to reconstruct, by creating in a collaborative manner, and self-consciously attempting to overcome these biases. To tackle the issue of racism in Western filmmaking, PRISM takes what some see as simple technical problems, and while creating powerful counter-images and methods of working, explores their insidious personal, cultural, and historical ramifications.
►Directors: Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam, An van Dienderen, Éléonore Yaméogo
►Writers: Éléonore Yaméogo, Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam, An van Dienderen
►Stars: Sylvestre Amoussou, Tella Kpomahou, Jeroen Perceval, Jean-Dominique Burton, David Fricker, Patrick Leboutte, Moya Michael