Polygamy. The weight of a tradition
|2013. Burkina Faso. 34 min|
|Director:||Roland Zongo Sanou|
|Roland Zongo Sanou|
|Script:||Roland Zongo Sanou|
|Art Direction:||Roland Zongo Sanou|
|Edition:||Alexis Barbier Bouvet|
“Burkina Faso, West Africa. There, as in all African countries, men are allowed to marry several women…. Close-up testimonies from families…”.
Themes Non-Violence: SEXUAL, MORAL, ECONOMIC
FICNOVA recognises in the film the effort to show the roots of discriminatory treatment of women in the most deeply rooted traditions of the people. Thus the polygamy of men over women is considered legal, not the other way round. So it is not polygamy that is normalised but the possessive, objectifying treatment of women.