Imagen Graine
Cartel Graine
 2021. Burkina Faso 93 min
Director:Alimata Ouedraogo
Producer:Alimata Ouedraogo
Script:Laurent Merlin
Music:Asta Maila, Tim Winsey
Photographyc Direction:Laurent Merlin
Actors:Lydia Bance, Desriré Yameogo, Alizeta Guire, Charles Some, Kenza Alicia Bazemo, Issa Ouedraogo, Gerard Ouedraogo, Ibrahim Traore, Eliane Some

Sybia, a forty-year-old architect from Ouagadougou, has been trying for years to have a child with her husband, a wealthy Burkinabe businessman, but to no avail.
After several miscarriages, Sybia decides to adopt a baby to achieve her greatest ambition: to become a mother.
Little Kouni then has happy days until the day her driver does not drop her off as usual at her school, but takes her to the village where her paternal grandmother is waiting to remove her when she is only seven years old, but the operation goes wrong and the child dies.
Sybia, not seeing her daughter come home from school and having no news of her driver who remains unreachable, calls the police who quickly end up finding the accomplice of the kidnapping instigated by the grandmother.
Sybia, heartbroken but disgusted, wants to sue her mother-in-law, despite her opposition and blackmails her husband to divorce her.
The trial of this family tragedy quickly became the platform for opponents of the split and advocates of women’s rights to dispose of their bodies.
Sybia then decides to lead this fight, for herself, for the memory of her daughter and for all women.

Nonviolence themes: SEXUAL, MORAL



Laurel Largometrajes Finalistas 6 FICNOVA 2022

FICNOVA rescues the film’s example of how to rebel against the “cultural tradition” of sexual mutilation of women in some villages.