Nwa-Mankamana

Laurence Favre – Nwa-Mankamana

Subjective exploration of a Swiss missionary’s archives (films and letters) in South Africa.

Diploma project (2012) by Laurence Favre

Professors
Solveig Anspach, Lionel Baier, Jean Perret, Cécile Vargaftig
Know-how
documentary

Documentary / 28mn

Synopsis

In 1947, Marie Tinguely leaves her homeland to go work in a hospital for the Swiss mission in the South African bush. After her death, the films shot over 25 years as a missionary, as well as some of the letters she wrote are found in a family apartment. I decide to explore them. 

Festivals and Awards

2013