Freely Expressed Wishes

Freely Expressed Wishes (13)

Season 1 Episode 11

May 20, the National Day of the Republic of Cameroun also represents a coup d'état that dismantled the federal government in favor of a unitary system of government in 1972. The Federation was the system of government that was agreed to, as a condition for Southern Cameroons joining the Republic of Cameroon in 1961.

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Season 1 Episode 10

Following the creation of the Federation on October 1, 1961, Ahidjo switftly moved to override the Federal Constitution through un-ending State of Emergency declarations that would run through 1976 (15 years!). Under the guise of 'national unity', Ahidjo coerced the country to 'unify' under one national party leading to Ahidjo's decade of terror.

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Coming September 15, 2018

Season 1 Episode 9

The Foumban Constitutional Conference of July 1961 during which Southern Cameroons and the Republic of Cameroun negotiated a federal constitution remains shrouded in mystery. It is mistakenly considered the first and final constitutional conference and one in which an agreement was signed.

Coming August 30, 2018

Season 1 Episode 8

April 21, 1961 remains one of the most important dates in the history of Southern Cameroons, the date on which the United Nations adoped a resolution for the independence of Southern Cameroons. 

Coming July 30, 2018

Season 1 Episode 7

The results of the February 11th, 1961 plebiscite are often quoted as the freely expressed wishes of the people of Southern Cameroons. This episode peels back the onion and examines the plebiscite in more detail.

Coming July 30, 2018

Season 1 Episode 6

1960 represents the United Kingdom's year of back-channel negotiations and covert chess-game moves, all designed to block Southern Cameroons from advocating the "3rd question" on the plebiscite: that of unconditional independence

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Season 1 Episode 5

Southern Cameroons soul-searches for the 'two' questions that they must present at the 14th session of the UN General Assembly. Ultimately however, the wishes of the people are trumped by a maneuver that puts the territory on a perilous path.

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Trailer

Movie trailer introducing the series on Southern Cameroons / Ambazonia

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About Menda Films

Bringing to life untold stories of the people, history and places of Africa, using written accounts in forgotten or hard-to-find books. Our name is derived from Bamenda, a city whose name means people (Ba) of Menda :)

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