Delphine’s Prayers

Prières de Delphine, Les

DIRECTED BY: Rosine Mbakam COUNTRY: Belgium, Cameroon YEAR: 2021 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): French, Pidgin SUBTITLES: English RUNNING TIME: 91 min

SECTION: International Forum



Delphine’s Prayers is the story of Delphine – a young Cameroonian woman – and her life in Belgium. Through a series of confessions from Delphine, a powerful portrait emerges of a generation of women lost to the dream of a better world in Europe. Through her courage, Delphine exposes the patterns of domination that continue to oppress some African women.

Rosine Mfetgo Mbakam has first started at COE (NGO) where she was trained in editing and directing. She has realised several documentaries for this NGO. In 2003, she joined the team of STV (Spectrum Television) where she made several audiovisual programs. In 2007 she left Cameroon to study film at INSAS (Belgium). Her first feature-length documentary AT JOLIE COIFFURE was screened in the International Competition of NIHRFF 2019.

Cadeau (2009), Les portes du passé (2011), Mavambu, portrait of the Congolese sculptor Freddy Tsimba (2011), You will be my ally (2012), The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman (2016), At Jolie Coiffure (2018), Cinetracts’20 (2020), Delphine’s Prayers (2021)

SCRIPT: Rosine Mbakam PRODUCER: Geoffroy Cernaix CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rosine Mbakam EDITOR: Geoffroy Cernaix


PRODUCTION COMPANY: Tândor productions ( WORLD SALES: CBA – Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (