15 May 2018

Cameroon: 'Rebel Pilgrim' No to Polygamy...

The movie, by Cameroon producer Paul Samba, won the prize of the best 2018 film at CAMIFF 2018.

"Rebel Pilgrim" is a film which does not only reveal the personal experience of one of the producers, Paul Samba, who is from a polygamous family and has experienced a lot of negative effects from polygamy, but also the reality of the African society, particularly communities in Cameroon. "Rebel Pilgrim", which was crowned the best film of the year by the International Cameroon Film Festival (CAMIFF), exposes the adverse effects polygamy has on families.

"Rebel Pilgrim" narrates the story of a 17-year-old-girl, Leyonga, born into a polygamous home. She is very studious and has dreams of going to the university someday, get a good job and take care of her mother, Bisona, whom her father, Tita, does not care about. When Leyonga obtains her Ordinary Level Certificate, her father wants to marry her off to his friend old enough to be her grandfather.

According to Mr Tita, this will enable him to have money to pay the bride price of his fourth wife. Will Leyonga succeed in her dreams of going to the university? Will her father succeed to marry her off to his friend from whom he has already taken part of the bride price? Viewers are advised to watch for close to two hours; and see how it turns out in the movie "Rebel Pilgrim".

Written and produced by Paul Samba and Cosson Chinepoh, the film is out to sensitize people about the negative things that surround polygamy. Shot in the Donga and Mantung Division in the North West Region, precisely in Binka and Kamine, the movie features Cameroonian actors and actresses such as Nchifor Valery, Nkwah Kingsley, Melvin Melv and Onyama Laura. Paul Samba believes that after watching "Rebel Pilgrim" many hearts will be changed for the best as far as polygamy is concerned in the society.

The movie first premiered in November 2017 has won six awards amongst which four at the Red Feather Awards (Best Film of the year 2017, Best actor in a leading role, best upcoming actress and best Director of Photography)

Cameroon

How Nigerian, Cameroonian Soldiers Mistreated Us in Camps - Victims

Women who live in refugee camps after surviving Boko Haram attacks have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Cameroon Tribune. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.