Sister Oyo [Soeur Oyo]

Director: Monique Mbeka Phoba
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo/Belgium
Year: 2014
Running Time: 24 min.
Language: Lingala, Kikongo and French with English subtitles


In the colonial Congo of the 50’s, Godelive, a young Congolese, who was taught traditional customs by Mama Koko, her grandmother, is pulled away from this universe and sent to a Catholic boarding school in Mbanza-Mboma. In this first French speaking school for Congolese schoolgirls, she is being westernized following the wishes of her parents. But the memory of her grandmother prevents it.

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