In Zinder, Niger, in the peripheral Kara Kara district dominated by the so-called “palais”, violence in its raw state dictates the relationships that sustain the social fabric. Filmed in the director’s hometown, the film openly questions the contradictions of the subjects inhabiting this territory, tenderly wavering between trauma – inflicted or endured – and the genuine desire for change. By employing different documentary approaches, the film incorporates the risks that emanate from its own process, amid the difficult threshold between personal experience and collective portrait. *(C.I)
Born in Zinder (Niger) in 1982, Aïcha Macky is a filmmaker and social change activist. Having trained as a sociologist, she then turned to documentaries. She completed a Documentary Cinema Master degree in University Gaston Berger / Saint-Louis / Sénégal. In 2016 she completed the worldwide multi-awards-winning film "L’Arbre Sans Fruit" ("The Fruitless Tree" – copro Les Films du Balibari/Maggia Images) which addresses the delicate question of infertility.
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