Culture X Change # Mini Fespaco
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 6.30 pm
Online via This Human World
Movie, Burkina Faso, 2019 R.: Apolline Traoré, 96 min, OF, engl. Subtitles
Subsequent Talk with Apolline Traoré.
After the brutal massacre of his family in Haiti, Francis Desrances settles in Ivory Coast. Years later, Francis, his wife Aissey, and their 12-year-old daughter Haila await the birth of a son who, to Francis' excitement and Haila's annoyance, is immediately considered a worthy heir to the Desrances name. As the birth is imminent, civil war breaks out in Abidjan and Aissey is missing in close combat. Haila bravely steps forward in a way that challenges her father's idea of what constitutes a rightful heir. Apolline Traoré's domestic drama, cementing her status as a bold voice in contemporary filmmaking, escalates into an intense thriller that passionately challenges passionate gender roles while highlighting the human cost of civil war.
The film DESRANCES can be watched on This Human World. Free registration at the human rights film hub to watch the film for free.