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    Burkina premiers film on gender violence

    APA - Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    Burkina Faso’s celebrated film director, Fanta Regina Nacro, has released “Dix films pour un Combat” (Ten Films for a Fight), which critiques violence against women in her country.

    According to the manager of “Les Films du Défi” the ten stories in the film are based on real facts and testimonials.

    The film interrogates issues around violence against woman, an iniquity blighting Burkinabe society.

    “The idea of making this film came from the fact that I am Burkinabe, that I live in a community, that I am a filmmaker. So, I have a very curious look, I observe things around me, in my family, at my friends and all around me and I see that there are cases of violence against women,” Ms. Nacro who was speaking at the premiere of the film said.

    According to her, she uses her profession to defend the cause of Burkinabe woman.

    In her view, there are several types of violence against Burkinabe women, but her film chronicles only four, notably, physical, sexual, economic and cultural.

    Fanta Regina Nacro is the author of several cinematographic works, including “Un Certain Matin”, “Bintou”, "Le Truc de Konate" and "La nuit de la Verite.” 


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