Mama Colonel (Documentary Screening + Discussion Panel)

Mama Colonel (Documentary Screening + Discussion Panel)

12th October 2018
7:00pm - 9:30pm

The CentrE17


Mama Colonel

Directed by Dieudo Hamadi

France, Congo & Netherlands | 72 mins | 2017 *English Subtitles*

Colonel Honorine Manyole, commonly known as ‘Mama Colonel’ works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman, who fights for justice to be done, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.

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Event is 18+ unless otherwise listed. All Last Frame events are BYOB – no bar on site. Free popcorn provided! Reduced tickets are available for Waltham Forest residents and concessions but you must email in advance at More information on upcoming events can be found here:


Hamadi’s style of documentation lets people speak for themselves, while his framing allows for sensitive issues such as memory, solidarity, conflict, and government neglect to come to the fore – George Kibala Bauer

‘Disciplined, succinct, and effective. Documentarian Dieudo Hamadi follows the work of a senior Congolese policewoman in charge of stopping sexual violence and physical abuse against women and children —The Hollywood Reporter


  • Grand Prize, 2017 Cinema du Reel Documentary Festival
  • Jury Prize, 2017 Berlinale Film Festival
  • Best Forum Film, Tagesspiegel Prize 2017 Berlinale Film Festival
  • Official Selection, 2018 ACT Human Rights Film Festival
  • 2017 HotDocs Film Festival
  • 2017 AFI Docs Documentary Film Festival

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