Short Films by Fanta Régina Nacro

Short Films by Fanta Régina Nacro

4 Episodes

The first woman from Burkina Faso to direct a narrative film, Fanta Régina Nacro addresses complex social issues with a gently subversive, lightly comic touch. Tackling everything from AIDS and sexual health to gender roles and relations to the evolving place of tradition within the modern world, her engaging, playfully eye-opening films both reflect and critique the realities of a patriarchal society in which bold women gradually push change forward.

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Short Films by Fanta Régina Nacro
  • A Certain Morning

    Episode 1

    Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro • 1992 • Burkina Faso
    Starring Abdoulaye Komboudri, Andromaque Nacro, Hyppolite Ouangrawa

    The first film by a Burkinabé woman, A CERTAIN MORNING is a provocative look at cinematic illusions versus deadly realities. Riga is a farmer who lives peacefully with his wif...

  • Puk nini

    Episode 2

    Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro • 1995 • Burkina Faso
    Starring Antoinette Dacosta, Aminata Diallo, Etienne Minoungou

    A beautiful, noble Senegalese woman arrives one day in Ouagadougou carrying with her remarkable seductive powers, which creates chaos throughout the capital. PUK NINI (“Open Your E...

  • Konaté’s Gift

    Episode 3

    Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro • 1997 • Burkina Faso
    Starring Rasmané Ouédraogo, José Somada, Djénéba Dao

    When Djénéba returns from the city, where she has been visiting her cousin, she brings her husband, Konaté, a wonderful gift: a condom. Konaté is furious and refuses to change his habits. Dj...

  • Bintou

    Episode 4

    Directed by Fanta Régina Nacro • 2001 • Burkina Faso
    Starring Alima Salouka, Hyppolite Ouangrawa

    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 enough money for the boys’ education. Bintou won’t give up and start...