Cyrielle Raingou

2018 Fellowship Alumna, Cameroon

Fellowship Alumna’s Documentary Wins Rotterdam’s Tiger Award

2018 Fellowship Alumna Cyrielle Raingou’s documentary “Le Spectre de Boko Haram” won the Tiger Award, the top prize of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Friday. The Tiger Award aims to “raise the profile of and reward up-and-coming international film talent.”

The film follows a group of children in the north of Cameroon, an area dominated by the terrorist organization Boko Haram. The jury at the festival called Cyrielle’s debut feature film “a story that centers on its filmmakers’ patient and honest gaze on the hovering presence of violence, seen through the eyes of innocents.”

“This recognition means the world to me and my people,” Raingou said in a video message during the awards ceremony.

Learn more about the film and the award in this article from Variety.

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