Bintou

Director: Fanta Regina Nacro
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2001
Running Time: 30 min.
Language: Moré

Bintou wants to make sure that her daughter goes to school, but her husband Abel doesn’t think it’s worth it because there is only money enough for the boys’ education. Bintou won’t give up and starts her own business to earn the extra money. But Abel, scared that he is losing control and that Bintou’s newfound financial freedom will lead her to adultery, he tries to sabotage her efforts. Joyfully satirical, Bintou pushes aside the stereotypes of dignified African traditions and tackles sexuality, gender relations, and even the fraught relationship between tradition and modernity, with comic results.
Winner Best Short film FESPACO 2001.

About the Director

Fanta Régina Nacro

FantaReginaNacroBiography: Fanta Régina Nacroborn 4 September 1962, is a film director from Burkina Faso. She is best known for directing the films La Nuit de la Verité'(Night of Truth) (2004) and Un Certain Matin (1991), both of which attracted international attention. Nacro is also known for being the first woman from Burkina Faso to direct a feature film and is a founding member of the Guilde Africaine des Realisateurs et Producteurs (The African Guild of Directors and Producers).

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
A Certain Morning / Un Certain Matin (1993).

Filmography:
A Certain Morning / Un Certain Matin (1991).