The Bronze Men of Cameroon (15)
Director: Florence Ayisi
Wales, 2021, 55 minutes, French & Bamum with subtitles
A beautifully shot, intimate portrait of a community of bronze artisans in Foumban, the ‘City of Arts’ that explores cultural heritage, continuity, and change. As we watch them at work, we learn how they produce bronzes that are inscribed with symbolic narratives, collective memory, and the identity of the Bamum. And also how this traditional art practice and unique cultural heritage is threatened by global trends. Are these the last generation of bronze craftsmen in the Bamum Kingdom?
“an in-depth and intimate look at the lives of the Bamum People” - Indy Film Library
Winner Best International Documentary International Black and Diversity Film Festival Toronto 2021
Florence Ayisi will be joining us for Q&A after the film at Kinokulture, Taliesin Arts Centre, and Theatr Gwaun.
Indigenous Languages Tour, F rated
Kinokulture Oswestry, Saturday 4th March 7.30pm
Riverfront, Newport March 10th 7.00pm
Theatr Gwaun Fishguard, Thursday 16th March 7.30pm
Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, Monday 27th March, 8.00pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Thursday 30 March 5.30pm