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    Faraw! Mother of the Dunes

    “One of the strongest portraits of female determination to come out of Africa in recent years.” ~ VARIETY

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    Faraw! Mother of the Dunes

    Directed by Abdoulaye Ascofare 1997 90 min
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    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… Detail by detail, this finely lensed first feature salutes the triumph of human ingenuity over terrible odds.

    Best Actress, FESPACO 1997. Cannes 1997 Official Selection, International Critics Week.

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    Faraw! Mother of the Dunes

    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… Detail by detail, this finely lensed first feature salutes the triumph of human ingenuity over terrible odds.

    Best Actress, FESPACO 1997. Cannes 1997 Official Selection, International Critics Week.

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