Mafrouza 4 - The Hand of the Butterfly

  • Mafrouza 4 - La Main du papillon
© Films de la Villa (Les)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2010
Format : Feature
Running time : 142 (in minutes)

Two events mark this early winter at Mafrouza. The birth of a baby boy with its accompanying awaiting, tension, joy and festivities. And the marriage of a young woman. At the back of the houses, between intimate and the sacred, among whispers, cries and rites, individual destinies are drawn. Faced with the collective agitation shaking the families, sometimes with or against them, each individual finds in act how to exist and construct their place in the world surrounding them. In act as well as in word which here evokes the imaginary in order to think the real, to make it bearable and to speak of those obscure zones where life, death and sexual differentiation emerge.

Dir : Emmanuelle Demoris


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  • 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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