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Oscars: Dominican Republic chooses 'Bantú Mama' for international feature film submission

Independent drama Bantú Mama has been selected as the best international feature film in the Dominican Republic, coming soon 95th Oscar.

Ivan Herrera’s film tells the story of Emma, ​​a French Cameroonian woman played by Clarisse Albrecht. Following her arrest in the Dominican Republic, she escapes and is sheltered in Santo Domingo by three semi-orphans, according to the film’s synopsis.

By becoming the maternal figure of a fugitive in a dangerous area of ​​the city, Emma will see her fortunes change as she finds redemption, the film’s main thread Still going. Herrera and Albrecht co-wrote the script for Bantú Mama, , which was also written by Euris Javiet, Johnny Morales Jr., Arturo Perez, Scarlet stars Reyes and Donistavelas.

Actress, screenwriter, producer and songwriter Albrecht, the son of a French father and a Cameroonian mother, grew up in France, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique . She lives in the Dominican Republic, where she co-founded production companies Too Caribbean and Point Barre.

Bantú Mama, World Premiere at SXSW , produced by Point Barre, in the Dominican Republic, France and Senegal.

The film has been featured on the festival circuit, including the BFI London Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival and Chicago Latino Film Festival.

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