• Maija
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Short
Running time : 30 (in minutes)

"Maija" delves into some of the intricacies of the Bakweri culture. It examines the link the Bakweri people have between menstruation and Albinism. Will you stand for "tradition" however repulsive and mundane it is, when it comes knocking at your door? That is the debate Maija hopes to start.

Film by Nkanya Nkwai, with Mwambo Martha, Emmanuel Mosoko Petit, Palmer Ngale Mbua, Epule Jeffrey, Mokake Beatrice, Delphine Tande, Linda Monono (Miss Li)... *selected for the Toronto Black Film Festival 2021 online


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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