Cyrielle Raingou Biografie (Le Spectre de Boko Haram)

Cyrielle Raingou is a Cameroonian filmmaker who is passionate about the concept and development of a certain African artistic identity, its promotion on an international scale and the economic interest it generates. She firmly believes that art can make a living in Africa. She often uses legends, metaphor and the symbolism of certain animals to support human stories in their complexity; and the mystery of life.

Cyrielle Raingou participated in the „Citizen Connections“ project launched by CFI, the French Agency for Media Cooperation in France, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Benin, in 2016/2017. She obtained this recognition thanks to her project Limegbie (the eye of the woman), which initiates women in rural areas to the realization of short documentaries (03min) on their life and civic commitment. She is one of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows. As part of this program, she studied civic leadership at Drexel University in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania State in the United States); and shot her short film „Requiem Prologue“ in Austin (Texas), which was screened at the 2019 Luxor African Film Festival. She created a production company RaingouFilms since 2014, directed short films such as „Challenge“ 2017, „The neighbors“ 2018,

„Requiem prologue „2019, „the lamb „2020, „Parallel“ 2021,

“ Mother just a smile “ 2022. „Challenge“ has been selected in many festivals in Africa and beyond the continent. She is currently working on her first feature-length documentary film „Le sprectre de Boku Haram“, focusing on the post-terrorist period in the far north of Cameroon. Cyrielle Raingou holds a Master’s degree in law and a Master’s degree in documentary filmmaking from the European Erasmus DocNomads Joint Master program..