Standing with the Students

Standing with the Students tells the story of the struggle of students in the University of Buea in the Ambazonia — annexed to Cameroon in 1961. In response to a proposed 100% hike in tuition the students went on strike, with the demands to stop the tuition raise; the construction of toilets and water fountains, and new books for the library. The government responded with repression, and to date six students have been killed by government forces during peaceful protests.

The documentary uses the student movement as a jumping off point to examine the legacies of colonialism and neocolonialism in Africa, the impact of economic globalization and the subjugation of Ambazonia by the French neocolonial Regime in Cameroon.