Prison Promise

Joseph Dégramon Ndjom

Detyr, my 46-year-old uncle and his 33-year-old companion Adèle, made a promise to each other while they were still prisoners: to make their lives together once they were free. Today, they are living in the village of Nkonga (Cameroon), where they are struggling to start a new life and just over two years after their release, their will to marry is facing opposition from my family. While questioning this atypical love story… I film the couple in their peregrinations, the way of the cross that they endure to keep the promise of the prison.

with

  • Adele & Detyr
  • 60mn
  • Creation documentary
  • Director: Joseph Dégramon Ndjom
  • Editor: Wei-Yuan Song
  • Producers: Eugénie Michel-Villette, Dieudonné Alaka
  • Image: Laurent Chevallier
  • Sound: Hubert Domkam

partenership

  • CNC
  • Pictanovo
  • TV5 Monde
  • ViàVosgesTV
  • Procirep-Angoa

news

  • PRIX du long métrage documentaire aux LFC AWARDS • Douala • 24 novembre 2022
  • Sélection "Meilleur documentaire" au BALAFON 7EVEN AWARDS • Bonanjo-Douala • 10 novembre 2022

projections and selections in Festivals

  • ÉTATS GÉNÉRAUX DU FILM DOCUMENTAIRE • DocMonde • Lussas 2021
  • SEYTOU AFRICA • Opening night • Paris 2021
  • ÉCRANS NOIRS • Cameroun, 2021
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AMIENS (FIFAM) • France, 2021
  • VUES D'AFRIQUE • Canada 2022
  • FESTIVAL JEAN ROUCH • Comité du film ethnographique • Musée du Quai Branly, mai 2022
  • LUMIÈRES D'AFRIQUE • France, Besançon, 2022
  • TRACES DE VIES • France, Clermont-Ferrand, 2022
  • ENCOUNTERS • Afrique du Sud, 2022
  • NOVA FRONTIER FILM FESTIVAL • USA, 2022

awards

  • VUES D'AFRIQUE • Prix Regards sur la relève Long-Métrage, 2022 • Canada
  • FESTIVAL JEAN ROUCH • Prix du premier film, 2022 • Paris