Faraw; Mother Of The Dunes

Faraw; Mother Of The Dunes (FESPACO 1997 - Winner Best Actress: Aminata Ousmane Maïga)

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… 

Directed by Abbdoulaye Ascofaré, 1997, Mali, 90 minutes, drama, Songhoi with English subtitles


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