Aïcha Macky (Catalaya)

  • Aïcha Macky (Catalaya)
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Film director, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Film director, screenwriter and producer from Niger.

Sometimes credited as
Kidy Aïcha MACKY

She was born in Zinder, Republic of Niger. She earns a Master 1 in Sociology, then did a Master in Documentary Filmmaking at Gaston Berger University (Saint-Louis, Sénégal) in 2013.
Her debut short was Moi et ma maigreur / Me and my thinness (13 mn, 2011), about inhabitants of Niger and their thin body perception.
Savoir faire le lit (2013) is Aicha Macky's film degree at St-Louis University, about taboos around sexuality education and relations mother/daughter (Forum africain du Film documentaire de Niamey, Festival Cinémas d'Afrique d'Angers, Festival du film d'Amiens, Festival de Lausanne, Festival de Films de Femmes de Dakar...).
She continues her training with Contrechamps et de Maggia Images (Niger), working as assistant for many features and documentaries among them Une journée avec Alhousseini directed by Idi Nouhou.
Fruitless Tree / L'Arbre sans fruit (2016, doc, 52 mins) is her first middle length documentary, about female infertility: a taboo in Niger. The film won the AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY at he 12th African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2016), Nigeria.
Zinder (2021) is her first feature documentary ; her project was La voix de l'eau (Voice of the water) about political issues around the water in Zinder, her hometown.
In 2017, Aïcha Macky established Tabous Production (based in Niamey), her film production company.


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The Fruitless Tree - Official Trailer

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L'Arbre sans fruit - Bande-annonce



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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