La Mazda Jaune et Sa Sainteté

La Mazda Jaune et Sa Sainteté

by Sandra Heremans


A conceptual experiment about what it means to begin a film with a black image transforms into a subtle personal essay about the filmmaker. The story of a missionary who falls in love with a Rwandan girl blends with what images and colonial history mean to their daughter.

La Mazda jaune et sa sainteté by Sandra Muteteri Heremans immerses you in the filmmaker’s personal history and questions her relationship with images and memories. It equally reveals the story of her late father, a former missionary of the Belgian Catholic Church in Rwanda, and includes the letters he wrote as a priest to the Pope, to regularize the violation of celibacy.


Director: Sandra Heremans
Editing: Sébastien Demeffe, Sandra Fassio
Producer: Atelier Graphoui, Ellen Meirersonne, Sandra Heremans
Distributor: Atelier Graphoui, Maïlis FOURIE

A film developed in the framework of SIC.

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Duration: 11’
Year: 2018

Language : French
Subtitles: English

Trailer of the film:

Press: The Yellow Mazda and His Holiness Sandra Heremans by Fred Arends / cinergie (FR)