In the years following the colonization of West Africa, several women wanted to do business. They had fabrics printed in the West and sold them back in Togo; they were called Nana Benz because they could afford Mercedes Benz. In fact, the expression Nana Benz means freedom, pride, success and the courage of women. This movie brings out the story of one among the seven Nana Benz of Togo: Mrs Florence Barrighah. The story of Florence is fascinating. Her course is original because for the first time, a woman doesn't become a Nana Benz by heritage but by shrewdness and subtlety. In less than four years, she succeeds in penetrating the extremely closed world of Nana Benz. She has chosen a trade that is today going through a great crisis... Florence is among those people whom events forced to reinvent their lives and conditions to exist.
CIRTEF / Radio-Canada/ TNB (Burkina Faso)
Charlotte Boigeole et Andrée Davanture
Nara Keo Kozal
Broadcast Details: TV5, Radio-Canada, TNB (Burkina Faso)
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