Polygamy. The weight of a tradition

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 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
Sound:Son Beiga


“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


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laurel Cortometraje Finalista II FICNOVA 2014

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.