4 - 8 October 2016

"Motion Picture For Development"

Sound Of Tears

Amina and her family have fled the city to escape her estranged lover Josh and the stamp of shame from their patriarchal community; but Josh tracks them down.

Director Biography

First time Director Dorothy A. Atabong was born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa and educated in the USA and Canada. She obtained a BSc. in Biochemistry from Michigan before changing coats and moving on to graduate from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York with a degree in Dramatic arts. At 19 she published her novel The Princess of Kaya which she later adapted into a screenplay.

She is an award winning actress with Film, TV and Commercial credits: The award winning TV series Mayday (Discovery Channel), Coping (Theatrical release), The Line (TMN & Movie Central), and Degrassi: The Next Generation; Canon Camera for the Newsweek Magazine, and PSAs for Stephen Lewis Foundation – help fight AIDS in Africa. She was featured in the BBC World Cup Magazine, and was invited to Banff Canada to participate in the Women in The Director’s Chair workshop in 2008.

Her theatre credits include August Wilson Plays in New York Theatre in the Park, Volcano Theatre’s, “Africa Trilogy” the highlight at the Toronto Luminato Arts Festival 2010, The Overwhelming at The Canadian Stage Company. Producer and Writer credits include the film One Night shot in Brooklyn, NY. and Dreamt shot in Toronto Canada. Her feature length screenplay Daisy’s Heart won 2011 Best Low Budget Script at the Female Eye Film Festival.