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Aïssata Ouarma
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Burkina Faso,
South Africa
38 minutes

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Aïssata Ouarma
Don Edkins
Tiny Mungwe
Sékou Traoré
Bérénice Hahn
Abdul Aziz Diallo
Barou Ouédraogo
Djibril Sanogo
Ernest Kabore
Féïçale Diara
Issiaka Diallo
Aïssata Ouarma

The opening scene shows the anger: It’s about rape. The observing documentary by Aïssata Ouarma is more composed, though, focused on dealing with the trauma and the attempts to come to terms with it through art. The heavily pregnant Mariam attends a theatre education workshop. The camera follows her and her empathetic trainer in moments of mental and physical exertion designed to free her soul – and that of her unborn child – for good.

Borjana Gaković
Family Ties
Redistribution and Having a Say