Displaying and Exploring Cinema worlds

Screenings and free conference debates marked the activities of the Ecrans Noirs association at the 2019 national artistic and cultural exhibition, dubbed RECAN. This was during the 4th edition organised at the Yaounde national museum.

The Cinematographic and Audio-visual Arts gallery was opened for September 14th, as a day devoted to cinema. Remi Atangana, one of the gallery’s coordinators, set the pace as he introduced the activities in a bid to discover the national cinema heritage. Using September 13, he mentioned celebrating commander Gerard Essomba, for being awarded best actor in the Congolese film “Piece of identity”, and the film “Muna Muto”, awarded gold standard of Yennanga. He also let the population know that their most deserving works will be exhibited and an open platform for formal discussions will be organised.

Platform which, indeed, was devoted to a conference-debate offered to the public for opinion expression. It ended in a series of diverse points raised and concluded between filmmakers. To lighten the mood, films like “Angles”, “My Silences” and “Rebel Pilgrim” were aired. The RECAN which ran from September 11 through September 29 was loaded with activities under different galleries reserved for each day, among which were musical art, traditional games and fashion and design. This cultural event which extends through the country’s 10 regions, has in its process the creation of artistic federations which can contribute to the development of Cameroonian artists.

Suzanne Nanyonge

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