Past events
{{ time.start_TS | TS2dateFormat('DD') }}
{{ time.start_TS | TS2dateFormat('MMM') }}
{{ time.start_TS | TS2dateFormat('YYYY') }}

The film Petit Jo – enfant des rues tells the story of a mixed-race orphan boy in Yaoundé as he searches for his identity. German premiere; the director and the leading actor will be present at this screening.

When Father Moussima discovers an abandoned baby in a hospital corridor in Bonabéri, his mind is made up: he will take care of the boy, as a single parent. After the death of his foster father, Jo, now 15 years old, ends up on the streets, working as a day labourer at the Mafoundi market in Yaoundé, with only his moral compass to guide him through the hardships and dangers of the street. When he gets into a fight with a group of pickpockets, he begins to struggle with his identity. Will he succeed in finding out who his biological parents are?

Daniel Kamwa’s screenplay of the book of the same name by author Evelyne Mpoudi Ngollè paints a vivid portrait of everyday life for children and young people on the streets of Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé.

Director Daniel Kamwa and leading actor Barré Gobon will be guests at the film’s German premiere at the Humboldt Forum, and will discuss the film with the artist and empowerment trainer Rebecca Pokua Korang.

To the trailer


African Cinema Film Festival

Practical info

  • Contact tracing

    The Humboldt Forum uses the Corona Warn app to document attendance. We strongly recommend that all visitors use the opportunity to register via the QR code.

  • Still together against Corona

    As a precaution, we are continuing some efficient and proven measures at the Humboldt Forum in order to be able to guarantee basic protection for all visitors and staff. We regularly check the current infection situation and will adapt our in-house measures accordingly.

  • Recommendation to wear a mask

    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.