Faraw! mother of the dunes

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1997
Format : Feature

Zamiatou is the mother of two quarrelsome boys and a depressed teenage girl. She is also the wife of a man arrested for political reasons who returns from prison mentally and physically destroyed. She struggles hard to survive in a poor and desolate area. She is ready to face anything to keep the family alive except prostituting her beautiful daughter. Her determination will take her far from her family…

Mali, 1997, 90mins, drama, Songhaï with English subtitles, Abbdoulaye Ascofaré, dir.

DVD available (ArtMattan Productions : "Great African Films - Vol 1")
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