AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Mama Colonel

Season 11  Episode 2

Colonel Honorie, more commonly known as “Mama Colonel,” works for the Congolese police force and heads the unit for the protection of minors and the fight against sexual violence. Having worked for 15 years in Bukavu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she learns she is transferred to Kisangani, where she finds herself faced with new challenges.

Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman — and her fight for justice for those she is charged with protecting — MAMA COLONEL addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the nation’s recent war.

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