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Directed by: Moussa Séne Absa

Cast: Nguissaly Barry as Awa, Mabeye Diol as Adama, Ibrahima M'Baye as Atoumane, Rokhaya Niang as Fatou

Screenplay: Moussa Sene Absa Pierre Magny Ben Diogaye Beye

2022 | Senegal, Ivory Coast, France

FILM SYNOPSIS

Awa, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, is happily living her teenage years alongside her twin brother, Adama, who dreams of Europe. When their grandmother dies, their Aunt Fatou and Uncle Atoumane promise to marry in order to preserve the family union. But Fatou does not love Atoumane and the latter, tired of waiting to consummate his marriage, commits an act from which there is no going back. This film is the third in Moussa Sène Absa’s trilogy focused on women.

Languages: French | Wolof

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Subtitles available: English | French