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Country:
France, Germany
Genres:
Documentary
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Language:
Afrikaans, English
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Year:
2022
Edition
RIFF 2022

Black Mambas

81 Minutes | Germany, France | 2022 | Winner F:ACT Award CPH:DOX

Synopsis

“Black Mambas” are the first all-female anti-poaching unit in South Africa. Chosen by the (mostly white male) conservation committees as a vital marketing tool, the women stand at the crossroads of progress and a colonial past.

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Director’s Bio

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Born and raised in St Petersburg, Russia, Lena Karbe is a Germany-based filmmaker. Having studied film internationally (École normale supérieure, University of Oxford and University of Television and Film in Munich), she founded her own production company KARBE FILM GmbH with the focus on documentaries for international audiences, based in Munich. Karbe Film documentaries often deal with the topics of immigration and identity.
Documentary series CHINESE DREAM for ARTE that she co-directed with Tristan Coloma premiered at Hofer Filmfestival in 2018 and was shown at more than 30 festivals worldwide. BLACK MAMBAS is her feature film debut as a writer/director.KARBE FILM GMBH //

Filmography

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY
  • CHADDR – A River between us (2020) – feature documentary, 87 min, dir. Minsu Park
  • ALL I NEVER WANTED (2019) – narrative feature, 95 min, dir. Leonie Stade, Annika Blendl
  • BLACK CHINA (2018) – feature documentary, 77 min., dir. Inigo Westmeier
  • CHINESE DREAM (2018) – documentary web-series, dir. Lena Karbe, Tristan Coloma
  • TÄGLICH UNTER MÄNNERN (2018) – narrative web-series, dir. Sebastian Stojetz

Film Details

  • Year:
    2022
  • Genres:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    81 Minutes
  • Languages:
    English, Zulu, Afrikaans
  • Countries:
    Germany, France
  • Premiere:
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Edition:
    RIFF 2022
  • Director:
    Lena KARBE, Lena Karbe
  • Screenwriter:
    Tristan Coloma, Lena Karbe
  • Producer:
    Jan Vasak, Ramadan Suleman, Lena Karbe
  • Cast:

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