Close Up on Bintou

  • Bintou [real: F. Nacro]
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2001
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 32 (in minutes)

Against her husband's wishes, Bintou tries to earn money for her daughter's school fees, so she can grow up with the independence and opportunities denied during her own childhood. She sprouts millet, a skill passed on to her by her own mother, but as the business develops her husband doesn't take kindly to the challenges this poses to their traditional roles. A fine short by the maker of The Night of Truth.

A film by Fanta Régina Nacro - 2001 - Burkina Faso/USA/ France; 26m.

Cast : Alima Salouka Koné, Hyppolite Ouangrawa...

Cinematography : Nara Keo Kozal
Sound Operator: Fabrice Bonfanti
Film Editing: Nano Chesnais
Sound Editing: Patrice Mendez
Music: Yacouba Compaoré et Maï Lingani

Fiction, 35 mm
Format : 1/85
Length : 31'
Nationality : France - Zimbabwe - Burkina Faso.
Theater release : South Africa, United States.
TV broadcast: Arte France, Canal Plus, NOS (Netherlands), PBS (USA), YLE (Finland).

Scenario : Fanta Régina Nacro

Production :
Producer : Simon Bright - ZIMMEDIA (Zimbabwe),
executive producer : Claire-Agnès Lajoumard - KEY LIGHT (France), Production in Burkina- Faso : Les Films du Défi

A film produced in the serie MAMA AFRICA

Project support: European Community, M'NET, ITVS, WINSTAR PRODUCTION, NOVIB, HIVOS, HBF.

France : Acrobates Films


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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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