Mama Colonel (2017)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Part of the ScreenPeace Film Festival 2018

Directed by Dieudo Hamadi

Colonel Honorine, 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 the Congo, she learns she is transferred to Kisangani. There, she finds herself faced with new challenges.

Through the portrait of this extraordinarily brave and tenacious woman, who fights for justice to be done, this film addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC and the difficulty of overcoming the past war.

Introduction led by Laura Miller-Graff, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute

All films are free, but require tickets. To order tickets, call the DeBartolo Center ticket office at 574-631-2800 or purchase them online at


The ScreenPeace Film Festival is presented in partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame.


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