BLACK BUSINESS

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary
Cameroon / 2007 / Bamileke dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DigiBeta / 90 minutes

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Documentary / Second Prize: Osvalde Lewat (Director)

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Synopsis

It is estimated that during a single year - 2000 - over a thousand Cameroonians were killed by the Operational Command Unit, a special group of trained operatives, created by the President of the Republic of Cameroon, to tackle rampant banditry in the region of Douala. This, international commentators suspect, is merely a fraction of a far larger number of 'disappearances', over the preceding few years. Award-winning filmmaker Osvalde Lewat's latest documentary is about the Cameroonian families, who have lost loved ones to the terrifying Unit.

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Documentary

Cast & Credits

15+

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