Scene from the film Nwa-Mankamana
Scene from the film Nwa-Mankamana
Scene from the film Nwa-Mankamana
Scene from the film Nwa-Mankamana
Scene from the film Nwa-Mankamana


  • Switzerland
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A swiss missionary leaves for South Africa in the late 1940s. During 25 years she records the daily life and official events; work and holidays, anniversaries, shared moments. Years go by and the images are stocked in a box, with this double memory, individual and collective. A personal a look on the world, revealing both a local and fragmentary testimony, as well as on a wider level, life in a mission station in the heart of a country in the grips of racial segregation. Through a dialogue between words and images, the film deconstructs the filmer’s point of view by making up a subjective portrait.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Laurence Favre
  • DOP
    Marie Tinguely
  • Editing
    Laurence Favre, Antonio Trullén Funcia
  • Music
    Gabriel Tejedor
  • Sound
    Philippe Ciompi, Masaki Hatsui
  • Duration
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Ecal Cantonale d'art de Lausanne
      • Switzerland
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Nyon, 19e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Competition
    • Vilnius, 8th Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Competition
    • Buenos Aires, doc Buenos Aires 13° Muestra Internacional de Cine
  • Awards
    • Special prize for the most innovative short film, interational competition, Visions du Réel 2014 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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